Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas 2014

Hope you-all have a safe, happy Christmas this year =)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Mike Pearse - Pop Idiots

As this year's X Factor draws to a close, I think it only fitting to mark the occasion with a rather aptly-named Mike Pearse classic - back when Simon Cowell first introduced its "predecessor", Pop Idol, from the early 00's. Love it or hate it, it must have inspired Mike either way to draw what I consider to be one of my personal favourites of his.

In fact, I adore massive character team-ups within the same "world", but Mike's handling for the Beano characters has always been superb. Just imagine an animated series featuring the entire residents of Beanotown than just Dennis the Menace alone...!

This story was first published in Beano Issue No.3250 from October 2004 - a year after Pop Idol was "relaunched" as the X Factor...