This Beano from October 25th 2002 (left) was my attempt at a homage to the likes of Dick Sprang and Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as it's a re-creation of a famous 1940 BATMAN cover of Batman and Robin in a searchlight. But interestingly, it was my second attempt at a cover for this Halloween issue - I had initially drawn this (below) rather eerie picture with spooky smoke and devilish glow but I sort of self-censored myself and thought it was too ghoulish! So, without submitting it, I started again and did the Batman pastiche.
This wan't the first time I'd gone to the trouble of re-drawing something. At least two other Beano covers were drawn more than once (one was another Halloween cover from the year before, and another was Dennis as a judge which I drew from THREE different angles!) They exist as full complete cover illustrations, hand-coloured by me. No idea what to do with them.