Laura Howell

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Laura Howell is a British-born comic strip artist. She is the first female artist in the history of The Beano comic, and responsible for Johnny Bean from Happy Bunny Green, Les Pretend, Tricky Dicky and the manga adaptation of The Beano.[1] She also drew Billy the Cat in the Special 70 Years Beano, and two Minnie the Minx strips in the same comic. Laura also works for Toxic magazine, drew the comic strip "Sneaky, the world's cleverest elephant" for the DFC comic,[1] and is a manga artist,[2] including a stylized version of Gilbert and Sullivan.[3] She lives in Birmingham, England.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Rodgers, Lucy (2008-12-15). "The Sit-down Comic". BBC. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Winners 2006". International Magna and Anime Festival. 2006-02-14. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  3. ^ "The ascent of manga: Japan's hottest export goes global". The Independent. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-16.