The Beano

Appearing between 2004 and 2011, Derek The Sheep is the Beano‘s first and only creator-owned strip.

In 2008, Bloomsbury published the first 13 Beano strips in a handsome book. It was also published in France by L’Edition de L’an 2, under the moniker Norbert Le Mouton. Derek’s book was chosen as Booktrust’s 2009 Booked Up Picture Book Option and listed as 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die.

Now also available to hire as an hilarious play for schools and libraries: visit Legend Theatre for more details!





  1. […] of the Dandy and it’s sister comic, The Beano, for little over a year now. My comic creation, Derek the Sheep, ran in the Beano and BeanoMax for 7 years and I drew Pinky’s Crackpot Circus for The Dandy […]

  2. […] Bookseller Crow and Gosh have been fantastic support for me over the years, with Derek The Sheep and The Phoenix, so I was really chuffed to have launches at two of my favourite shops. The two […]

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