Nick Park joins the Beano

Nick Park (the man behind Wallace and Gromit) is heading to the rank and file of the Beano for it’s 70th birthday issue. Well, he won’t quite be rank and file, more editor in chief…

My dream was to draw for The Beano. When I was 10 years old, I started drawing cartoon strips with The Beano in mind. - Nick Park

Time for a trip down memory lane - remember The Bashstreet Kids, The Numskulls and Billy Whizz ? Or the mad looking Gnasher badge that you got when you joined the club?

The new issue is out on Wednesday. Ah, go on.

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7 Responses to “Nick Park joins the Beano”

  1. Grannymar July 22, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    We used to buy back numbers of the Beano for 2 large brown old pennies.

  2. David July 22, 2008 at 9:42 am #

    It used to cost me 80p every Saturday and was well worth spending the majority of my pocket money on.

    (The last 20p was usually pooled with my brother to buy as much sweets as we could get for the Big Big Movie on RTÉ)

    Tsch. Now I’m feelin old.

  3. Grannymar July 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm #

    You are feeling old!!!!!!!!!!

    What does that make me? An ancient monument

  4. david. July 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Not even close GM - you’re only 21… :D

  5. Digifiend July 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Just to point out that The Numskulls, originally from the Beezer, have no B in their name. Nick Park must’ve been paid a bit, the comic is £1.50 instead of 99p!

  6. david. July 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    Thanks Dignified - fixed and noted.

    The extra 51p had to cover the extra few pages and Wallace and Gromit copyright fees ;)


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