Hitchin Beano writer Danny finds own strip at Victoria & Albert exhibition

PUBLISHED: 10:14 26 June 2018

Hitchin's Danny Pearson at the Beano exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which he found contained one of the strips he wrote. Picture: Ellie Glen

Hitchin's Danny Pearson at the Beano exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which he found contained one of the strips he wrote. Picture: Ellie Glen

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Hitchin-based comic writer Danny Pearson was shocked and honoured when he found one of his own strips at an exhibition marking 80 years of the Beano.

Danny was at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, visiting the Beano: A Manual for Mischief display, when he saw it contained a Roger the Dodger comic he himself had written – with illustrations from legendary Beano artist Barrie Appleby.

Danny told the Comet: “I was shocked, honoured and very proud to see one of my scripts on display.

“I had no idea what current work was going to be on display, and was left speechless.

“The V&A is steeped in history and has been host to some mind-blowing exhibitions. It feels really special to now be a part of that rich history.”

Danny writes strips including Bananaman, Ball Boy, Gnasher and Gnipper and Billy Whizz.

He will be at the launch of the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge on July 14 at Hitchin Library, where he is set to run three half-hour workshops.

These workshops, suitable for children aged six to 11, are free – but places need to be booked at the library. Two of the three have already sold out.

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