An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art. In the Beano, they help in drawing the comic strips that are published every week. Famous examples include Dudley D. Watkins, Jim Petrie, Robert Nixon and Nigel Parkinson. The Beano artists have ranged over the years; while some have little or no experience at all, others are very skilled and have been drawing for a long time.
In 2007 Laura Howell made history as the Beano's very first female artist, her first strip being Johnny Bean from Happy Bunny Green.