This week's Beano features not one but two mini-strips that I created. Firstly it sees the debut of Celebs on a Sledge! It was a straightforward pitch that I gave to the editors: "Every week, a different celeb hurtles to their fate on a sledge." This week it's the turn of wildlife bloke off the telly, Steve Backshall.
There are six of these strips in the series. They've started with the second one but no matter. It's not as though there's any continuity of plot. It's an idea as simple as Monkey Tennis. It's just Celebs on a Sledge and that's all you need to know. Who's next? Wait and see!
After a few week's absence due to The Beano running some special issues there's also the reappearance of my other mini-strip, Rubbish Robots! There are also six in this series, so four more to come after this second instalment. Will the robots conquer the Earth? We've had worse leaders, so they'd get my vote.
This week's Beano is packed with strips, and all for only £2. Still the cheapest comic on the stands! Here's the cover to look out for, drawn by Nigel Parkinson. Out now from all good newsagents and supermarkets...
|Cover by Nigel Parkinson|