Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beano Birthday Bash

The Beano celebrates 70 years. I have been reading (and had read to me) The Beano and its companion paper The Dandy since I learned to walk circa 1952. My Hungarian grandma saved American comic sections until she had a pile and then delivered them to our house -- meanwhile my English grandma did the same with the Scottish D.C. Thomson comics (the best of all possible worlds). Pansy Potter, Eggo, Dennis the Menace, The Jocks and the Geordies, Desperate Dan, Bananaman, and Black Bob are old friends. Steve Holland has a post on the first artist of the first Beano, Reg Carter, HERE.

(* Happy Birthday, Beano! The Beano and The Dandy are © D. C. Thomson Ltd.)

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