April 6, 2018
The Beano is celebrating Red Nose Day March 13 with a special edition pop art cover and exclusive issue.
Red Nose Day is a U.K.-based charitable event that asks the public to “make your face funny for money.” The bi-yearly event is organized by Comic Relief and raises funds to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable or disadvantaged people across the U.K. and Africa.
The special edition The Beano issue will go on sale March 11, just ahead of Friday’s main The Red Nose Day event, and is designed by Dennis the Menace illustrator Nigel Parkinson using rarely used gold metallic ink.
“This week’s special issue sees The Beano celebrating all things Red Nose Day. We want to encourage our readers to get involved with the ‘make your face funny for money’ campaign, and Dennis and the gang show them how to do just that, albeit in the most mischievous way possible,” says Craig Graham, editor, The Beano. “We also hope that fans of the comic will like the cover we’ve created. It’s based on some beautiful classic artwork from a vintage Beano Annual and we thought it perfect for this occasion; the number of frames fits the number of Red Nose Day noses perfectly–it was clearly meant to be.”
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