Interview with Beano writer Andy Fanton

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An interview with Andy Fanton, a current writer for the Beano UK humour comic. Andy got his break writing and drawing for the sadly now defunct Dandy weekly, and now writes legacy characters such as Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids. The interview covers Andy’s and DC Thomson’s working practices and methods, considers the role and relevance of Beano in the transmedia age, and defends Beano from accusations that the comic has lost its edge and is no longer as cheeky or rebellious as it once was.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-441
Number of pages19
JournalStudies in Comics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


  • Beano
  • Dandy
  • UK humour comics
  • transmedia
  • social clas
  • Minnie the Minx
  • The Bash Street Kids


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