Cel­e­brat­ing 80 In Style

The Scots Magazine - - Contents -

THE Beano’s 80th edi­tion was guest edited by number-one kids au­thor David Wal­liams. His edi­tor’s let­ter calls the comic “the best in the world” and says there will be a place for the Beano in the world as long as there are kids who like to laugh.

Wal­liams fea­tures in his own Bean­otown cameo which ap­pears through­out the comic. Mike says of the choice, “He’s a mas­sive Beano fan. This shone through in the amaz­ing work he cre­ated. Also, the reg­u­lar team need a break from time to time!”

To mark the mile­stone in the Beano’s home city, Dundee’s Mc­manus Art Gallery & Mu­seum is pre­sent­ing Bash Street’s Back At The Mc­me­n­ace. The ex­hi­bi­tion tells the story of the comic’s en­dur­ing suc­cess, from DC Thom­son’s his­tory to the birth of the first is­sue. The Bash Street Kids, with their char­ac­ter­is­tic hu­mour, are a spe­cial fo­cus of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Vis­i­tors can also view the mix of Beano merchandise which has gone on sale over the past eight decades. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Oc­to­ber 21 and it’s free.

It’s a Bash Street takeover!

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