The Yorkshire Post
Beano 80th Birthday Collection goes to Harrogate’s RedHouse Originals Gallery
Specials bassist Horace Panter’s Beano inspired pop art exhibition comes to Harrogate.
He is best known for strumming the beat to ska hits ‘A Message to You, Rudy’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’, but almost 40 years on from The Specials’ debut single, bass player Horace Panter is revelling in a creative sideline that has landed him a special commission. A boyhood fan of The Beano, the comic’s creators have turned to the musician-cum-artist to produce a one-off collection of paintings that celebtrate The Beano’s iconic cast of mischievous characters for the publication’s 80-year anniversary.