Artists pay homage to Beano legend Leo Baxendale

Comic illustrator Leo Baxendale, the mischievous hand behind the Bash Street Kids and Mini the Minx, has died at the age of 86.

Baxendale's intricately detailed artwork and anarchic humour, found in the pages of The Beano, Wham!, Willy the Kid and many more, entertained generations of readers. His instantly recognisable and roguish art style created chaotic worlds where people walked on knobbly knees and clomped around in huge boots, and authority figures finally got their comeuppance.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.