Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Beano is one of the longest running children's comics on the British market. Published continuously since 1938, it has remained a favorite of several generations of youngsters throughout the UK.
from THE BEANO BOOK, 1962
KAT AND KANARY (a variation of Sylvester & Tweety) is one of the classic strips that I found most enjoyable. It's timeless humor still stands up where most of the other old strips seem dated.
COLONEL CRACKPOT'S CIRCUS centered around (you guessed it) a circus. I have the feeling that some of these gags were old even by 1962.
JONAH was a series about the world's worst sailor. Every episode ends with him sinking a ship somehow. I'd imagine it was hard to come up with new plots after he'd sunk several hundred ships.
DENNIS THE MENACE (no relation) is about a typical troublemaking young boy. It's now the longest running strip in the magazine, appearing in every issue since 1951.
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