It has been an incredible 80 years since the very first Beano strip was published in 1938, making it the world’s longest-running weekly comic strip. Beano introduced many beloved characters to the comics canon including Derek the Sheep, who made his first appearance in 2004.
Two volumes of his hilarious adventures are currently available from Bog Eyed Books: Derek the Sheep: Let’s Bee Friends and Derek the Sheep: First Sheep In Space. – both £9.99.
Graphic from DC Thomson.