"Bewley" focuses on the day-to-day
lives of a family of blue birds. The strip
takes its name from the father of the family.
Ever-optomistic Bewley is
consistently undermined by the shenanigans
of his over-protective wife
Adie and twins Bea and Tonus. Even the youngest
Coco, gets in on the game and he/she is still
only an egg!
Bewley and family may be birds, but they live
in a regular suburban house,
with all the trappings. From time to time
the gang take flight to trees to
watch the sun go down and rediscover the nature
of things - before beating
a pretty hasty retreat to the comforts
of their modern habitation...
"Bewley" comes to us from Anthony
- "Ant" - Blades. Ant won a competition
run by the the "Daily Express" to
discover a new family strip cartoon for their
Saturday magazine, back in 2001. "Bewley"
has proven to be an ongoing hit
with readers, and it still resides in the
pages of the magazine every Saturday.
Ant's toon style is reminscent of Bill Waterson
("Calvin & Hobbes"). The
four-panel strips are very smartly staged, with
some terrific panel timing.
It's no surpise to hear that Ant is also involved
in the animation industry,
having worked for the likes of Tandem Films
So far, there aren't any "Bewley"
compilations or anthologies for fans to get
their paws on, but it's surely just a matter
A splendid official site here, presenting
us with a regular weekly strip.
That's in addition to a big archive
of strips, character info and plenty of
biographical info on the strip's creator...
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