Derek the Sheep
|Derek the Sheep|
|Current/last artist||Gary Northfield|
|First appearance||Issue 3214
(21 February 2004)
|Last appearance||June 2011|
|Regular characters||Derek, Lenny, Big Baz, Cecil the Bee, Vera the Cow, Barry the Chicken, Kevin the Rabbit.|
Derek the Sheep is a fictional character and comic strip in the British comic The Beano. He first appeared in issue 3214, dated 21 February 2004. The strip is set on a farm and revolves around Derek's endless problems with the other animals.
Derek the Sheep was created by Gary Northfield and appeared occasionally in the comic, however, since the Beano re-vamp Derek has not been seen, but appeared regularly in monthly BeanoMAX until June 2011. Gary Northfield both writes and draws for the character.
- Derek the Sheep
- Lenny the Sheep: He is Derek's friend. Appeared less in the last couple of years
- Cecil the Bee: Another one of Derek's friends.
- Doris the Bee: Cecil's sister. Has a crush on Derek. Normally quite sweet-natured, but dangerous when angry.
- Nobby the Hedgehog
- Kevin the Rabbit: Generally took over as the second character in the last couple of years.
- Big Baz: Derek's worst enemy.
- Mad Nigel: Derek's second worst enemy. Hasn't been seen since the last part of Sold Out, when he was given to the zoo in place of zebras.
- Rodney the Bull:
- Bernard the Goat:
- Bingo the Goat: Seen only in the strip "Sold Out".
- Farmer Jack: Mentioned quite a lot, but rarely seen.
- Alan the Horse:
- Benny the Sheep: Derek's nephew, who always said "Beep!".
- Dave Carrot, who was Derek's companion when he became stranded on an island.
- Bert Worm, mentioned on the weblog, although never seen in the comic.
- Alan Chicken: A chicken who has wonky legs, who has also only been mentioned on the weblog.
- Gnasher, Dennis the Menace's dog, has appeared in the 2007 Beano Annual episode.
- Walter The Softy also appeared in that story.
- Vera Cow: The only girl on the farm, during the last few years.
- Barry Chicken: Derek doesn't like him.
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