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RIP Leo Baxendale, Beano legend

British comics great - perhaps the GREATEST British comics great - Leo Baxendale has passed away at the age of 86. Baxendale was to Beano what Jack Davis was to Mad - the essential stylist. As creators of Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids, he influenced generations of Brit kids and other cartonists with his blocky, energetic style.

So Are We All Agreed that Asterix is Better than Tintin?

Ian Samson caused a bitter civil war in Britain this week through his article at the New Statesman titled "A lot of Gaul: why...

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

The shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers -...

Zoom Rockman; Andy Murray join The Beano’s 75th Anniversary Issue This...

The Beano reaches a staggering 75th anniversary issue later this month, with a giant celebration issue coming out July 24th. To celebrate the occasion,...

MUST-READ: Jamie Smart on Developing All-Ages Comics

Here's a post written by cartoonist Jamie Smart, whose work is seen regularly in comics including The Beano, The Phoenix and the now-departed Dandy....

Beanotown Arrives in London – Softies Beware

As part of a collaboration between DC Thomson, the Southbank Centre, and designer Wayne Hemingway (the one from off of The Big Breakfast), Beanotown...

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Laura Howell

Here's a special treat, everyone - Laura Howell, creator of Hell on Toast, The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan, and the FIRST female...