Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Heeeere's Johnny!

It's been a long wait, but the new Beano strip I've been working on since March finally makes its debut this week (issue no. 3404, dated 27th October). Yes, ladies and germs, I give you "Johnny Bean from Happy Bunny Green" (preceded with the words "Tales of" in the comic - but you can just call it "Johnny Bean", since we're all mates here). The strip's a bit of a departure in format for The Beano, as the story's almost entirely told using caption boxes, in a "Jackanory" style (it even has its own avuncular narrator). A bold move - will the kids like it? Only time will tell. But anyway, there's more Johnny info and a nice swizzy graphic I created over on my website. Or, of course, you could just buy the comic, eh?

(Interestingly, I noticed the Beano's gone up from 85p to 99p this week - although, ahem, don't let that put you off. That might seem a little steep, but you're getting actual content for your pennies - at least two pages of what were formerly reprints have now been replaced with brand new strips and, quite frankly, The Beano's still one of the cheapest comics you can get. Plus, there's a free glow-in-the-dark skeleton. Really, what more could you ask for?)