Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happy birthday, Beano!

It's The Beano's 77th birthday this week and it's still going strong! Issue 1 was published on Tuesday 26th July 1938. There's the cover above drawn by Reg Carter; a photograph of the actual comic in great condition, taken from the phil-comics Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/phil-comics-auctions/156116677784593

I thought I'd have a crack at drawing Big Eggo myself, so here he is. The Beano's first cover star is long gone now but perhaps he'll return one day. who knows? 

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3 comments:

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Excellent illo Lew think your onto something with this one.

Peter Gray said...

maybe has one of your comic strips...a classic character each time..just an idea?

Lew Stringer said...

Tried it. There's no interest in reviving Big Eggo at the moment I'm afraid.

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