Saturday, October 05, 2019

Advance preview: Next week's BEANO

Here's Nigel Parkinson's cover to Beano No.4006, which will be in the shops on Wednesday 9th October. Nice to see the Bash Street Kids so prominent. Brilliant characters that have endured the years. 

Inside, there's an assortment of lively strips including The Numskulls by Nigel Auchterlounie...

Tricky Dicky, with script by Andy Fanton and art by Rianne Rowlands...

Dangerous Dan by Ned Hartley and The Sharp Brothers...
...and lots more including another Pup Parade by me. I don't want to give away the gag so here's a tiny bit I've enlarged. I was pleased with the drawing of Bones' face in this panel...
Don't miss The Beano No.4006, on sale on Wednesday! £2.75.... or subscribe and pay less and receive your copy early! Here's the link:
https://shop.beano.com/beano-comic-subscription



2 comments:

Robert Carnegie said...

Looking at the cover a second time... the main picture has very impressive lighting! Or rather, colouring - plus the shadows. But the characters' faces look like they're caught by a photo flash.

Looking up images online actually related to the "original" (adult-rated, from 24 years ago) film, "The Usual Suspects" (the phrase if not the scene is taken from "Casablanca"), the versions available represent a range of minor variations on the basic theme... and, I think I detect, quite a lot of rearrangement by graphic designers.

"The Unusual Suspects" appears about ten times less often in online text than "Usual", but with more distinct uses, I think - both are names of bands, of course, but I think only one is a true-crime television documentary series.

Lew Stringer said...

Yes it's a parody of The Usual Suspects film poster. However it's a gag that works on two levels. The phrase "the usual suspects" is often used to refer to someone who's constantly misbehaving, so younger readers will just take it as that, while older readers will understand the film reference.

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