Wednesday, 24 July 2013
With today being the 75th anniversary of The Beano, what better time to reveal the changes coming to the Rasher strip I've been drawing for the past several months.
First off, Rasher as a mini-strip title is gone, for now at least. In its place this week (for the birthday issue) is a full pager called Celebrity Oinkless written by Iain McLaughlin and drawn by me. I think there may be more of these in the future hopefully.
Next week, a new mini-strip begins. Watch-Hog stars Rasher as a consumer protection pig. The concept was created in the Beano office but I'm writing and drawing the six-part series myself. If you enjoyed Rasher you should like this. Same sty-le of humour under a new title.
Lots of changes at The Beano this week! Some quite drastic. I had my reservations but having read the comic now I think they work! Jamie Smart on Roger the Dodger! Alexander Matthews on Ball Boy! The demolition of Bash Street School! Nigel Auchterlounie on The Numskulls! It's a brand new era for Britain's longest-running comic. And great stand-up plastic figures of Beano characters in the free Turbo Battlerz pack too! Only £2.50.
Also out today, No.1 of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Mega-Zine! A new comic which replaces BeanoMax. Features a new 10 page Dennis story by Nigel Auchterlounie and Nigel Parkinson, and a 32 page pull out comic collecting the Nuke Noodle strips by Alexander Matthews that were serialized in The Dandy!
It's Beano week! You can't escape it. More news and previews: http://www.beano.com