Ratz first appeared in The Beano in August 2006. The strip was developed and penciled by Hunt Emerson and inked by Laura Howell.
Deep down in the sewers and drains, under the feet of the Beanotown
residents, live a bunch of street-wise ratz. They're dirty, disgusting, smelly and crude... just the way they like it. But life in the sewer isn't always a bed of roses, particually if, like trainee vermin, Herman, you're not the brightess rodent in the drain. Lucky for him he's not alone. There's Rod, the leader of the rat-pack, lairy Keef, Rasta, who is so laid back he is virtually horizontal, and sensible Patti to keep them all on the right track in the rat-race.