Close Close
Mother and Baby

The Beano celebrates Red Nose Day 2015 with a special cover

Section: Toys & Education

The cover features the many faces of Dennis the Menace in a pop-art inspired design, based on a vintage annual cover.

To celebrate Comic Relief’s ‘Make your face funny for money’ campaign this year, The Beano has had a red nose makeover. 

The red and gold pop art cover shows Dennis the Menace’s range of emotions while modelling all the different red noses you could buy to support the charity. 

To celebrate the special issue, the cover also features a rarely-used gold metallic ink.  The ink is used by the title to mark significant occasions, and has only been used once before, to celebrate Jessica Ennis-Hill winning Gold at the 2012 Olympics.

A funny face contest takes place at the Bash Street School, with Dennis enlisting the help of naughty dog Gnasher, and a shock turn of events when Lord Snooty is disqualified for cheating. We won’t spoil the suprise by telling you who wins the contest! 

The Beano Editor Craig Graham said, “This week’s special issue sees The Beano celebrating all things Red Nose Day.  We want to encourage our readers to get involved with the ‘make your face funny for money’ campaign, and Dennis and the gang show them how to do just that, albeit in the most mischievous way possible.”

The special Red Nose Day issue of The Beano goes on sale Wednesday 11th March 2015. Red Nose Day returns on Friday 13th March. For more information on Red Nose Day, go to

Images: DC Thomson

>> Make your face funny for money!

Which nose would you pick?
  • Related content by tag:
  • news
Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!
Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.