October 24, 2008
Danny Baker on The History of the Beano
The Radio 5 Live DJ recalls a childhood where an iconic comic created a brilliant world of mad possibilities
To my knowledge there has never been an official study into the effects of cartoons - static or animated - on the emerging male psyche, but clearly such a survey is long overdue. I emphasis male here because, by and large, women, or rather young girls, have an altogether different relationship to the explosive drawn form than their male counterparts.