Wow Comix Presents – Beano Fan Fest 2022! – Stockport Merseyway Shopping Centre – Saturday, August 20th

That’s right folk, if you didn’t know already, we here at Wow Comix LOVE the Beano! And we know we are far from alone, as so many of you have previously attended our Beano days at one of our stores before, it was always a no-brainer to go again! So here it is, Saturday, 20th of August! Mark it down!

Beano Fan Fest is a free-to-the-public Comic Convention presented by Wow Comix Event in association with the Merseyway Shopping Centre. There will be free activities, trader stalls, and a chance to meet artists and writers from the nation’s number one comic!

To keep up with the goings-on in the lead-up to the event, make sure you are following our socials! In particular, our events page for the Beano Fan Fest, Which you can find here!, or our Wow Comix Stockport Facebook page!

Let’s take a look at who we have announced so far!

Nigel Parkinson

Well we could not have a Beano Fan event without Nigel Parkinson.

Nigel is of course the very popular artist of Dennis The Menace and we are delighted to announce he will be attending Beano Fan Fest in August.

If you are looking for a unique gift how about some original artwork from a comic legend?


Lew Stringer

Come along and meet Lew Stringer. Lew is one of the legends of the British comic industry, having produced hundreds of fantastic cartoon strips in a career spanning four decades. His work has regularly appeared in Beano and Dandy. Lew is also the creator of such fondly remembered characters as Combat Colin (for Marvel UK) and Brickman.


Laura Howell


We are pleased to announce that appearing at Beano Fan Fest is Laura Howell.

In 2006 Laura became the first woman to draw for the Beano and is currently the artist in charge of everyone’s favorite pigtailed powerhouse, Minnie the Minx. She has also drawn and written for many publications including Viz, The Dandy and comic adaptations of Angry Birds.


Nika Nartova


We are very pleased to say that artist Nika Nartova will be joining Beano Fan Fest. Nika regularly works as the colourist on Dennis The Menace as well as Beano covers and various other strips in the comic.

Nika is based in Liverpool and has worked as colourist for Nigel Parkinson for over 15 years. Come along and see her super fast colouring style at work.


Marc Jackson

Joining Beano Fan Fest is the creator of Beano character Lenny The Lettuce, our good friend Mr Marc Jackson.

Marc is well known to many within the comic industry and fandom for his many quirky characters, his work on Beano, and as an undiscovered rap star!!

Marc is also the creative mind behind Macc-Pow comic arts festival which will be happening soon. Check the Macc-Pow pages for full details of guests and events and start times.

More to be announced soon!



Beano artists Nigel Parkinson & Nika Nartova @ Wow Comix Stockport! – Gallery

If you could not find the time to get down to Stockport for that one then do not fear! You can find Nigel and Nika back with Wow Comix for another signing session at our store in Stretford Mall on the 4th of December!


It was so great to see so many different generations of Beano fans at the weekend! A fabulous turnout and very refreshing to see just how many British comic fans we have around the area! We hope you all had a great time meeting the legends that are Nigel and Nika, what better way to celebrate the 70th birthday year of the Beano eh?!

We didn’t take many, but you can find a few photos from the event below!

If you couldn’t find the time to get down to Stockport for this event then do not fear, you can find Nigel and Nika back with Wow Comix for another signing session at our store in Stretford Mall on the 4th of December! – https://www.facebook.com/Wow-Comix-Stretford-Mall-105219951801142 – Keep an eye out for further info!

If you want to find out more about Nigel Parkinson’s work, you can follow him over on twitter at – https://twitter.com/NPBeanoArtist

Or if you want to hear a little more from both of them about their thoughts on the Beano, then check out this video of Nigel and Nika’s panel discussion from Birmingham Comic-Con a few years back!


Nigel and Nika @ Wow Comix Stockport – 6/11/21