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Friday, May 24, 2019

Cover reveal: DANDY and BEANO Annuals for 2020

D.C.Thomson have revealed the covers to their new annuals for the year 2020, (although they'll be published later this summer because annuals are always dated a year ahead). 

The Dandy Annual 2020 features a really nice cover by Ken Harrison, who has superbly captured the styles of the artists associated with each character. The logo is a nice variation of the one used in the comic in the 1970s (and on some previous annuals). The content is all-new, featuring classic Dandy stars. I've written/drawn three full page Keyhole Kate strips for the book. 

The Beano Annual 2020 has a cover by Nigel Parkinson. The logo is the new Beano design that started being used on the weekly a few years ago. Again, the content will be all-new.
The regular reprint collection this time is called Beano and Dandy: Chortle With Chums. At this small size I can't recognise who drew the cover (update: it's by Nigel Parkinson) but it's amusing to see it takes place at a comics convention! You may notice that Ginger is part of the gang too, so presumably the book reprints strips from The Beezer as well as the two titled comics. 
You can pre-order the Dandy and Beano Annuals as a "Double Trouble Pack" from the D.C. Thomson shop here:
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/books/annuals?brand=74




7 comments:

NP said...

I did the Comic Con cover!

NP said...

And all the Beano one (they wanted it to look like that!)

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks for the info, Nigel! Nice work as always.

Kevin Larkin said...

The Dandy cover is much better than last year's : you may remember me commenting that I felt there was far too much red! Not keen on the Beano one : I don't understand the reasoning behind huge Dennis and Gnasher with all the other characters miniscule. I also see some members of The Banana Bunch from The Beezer on the "treasury" annual cover.
Incidentally : do you know when the Beano and Dandy Summer Specials will be on sale?

Lew Stringer said...

The Summer Specials are out now! - or at least they are in some branches of WH Smith. My local one hadn't put them out yesterday, but I've seen reader's photos of them in their shops.

BeanoMark said...

The reverse of The Dandy Annual reveals a surprise. In other news, just like this year’s Dandy Summer Special, I produced the entire Dandy Annual. Loved every moment of it. Hope to get to do the whole thing again next time.

Lew Stringer said...

Congrats, Mark! I'm just about to start drawing my first strip for the 2021 annual. I'll be lettering my own pages again for Dandy but you might perhaps be lettering the strip I'm doing for the Beano 2021 book?

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