Archive: Beano Annual 1973

Take a peek inside this 1970's annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

1973 Beano Annual

The back of the annual had the same image, as did many Beano annuals of this decade.

1973 Beano Book Annual Cover

Your very own autograph book!

Autographs were the selfies of their time - how else could you get proof that you'd met your favourite comic stars but the Beano Annual?

Beano Book 1973 Annual - Autographs 1

Billy the Cat and Katie

One of the last remaining adventure stories, Billy the Cat and Katie had a much more kinetic 'graphic novel' style of storytelling, with unconventional panel shapes - a far cry from its text-heavy predecessors.

Billy the Cat and Katie - Beano Book 1973 Annual - Introduction

Full Page Billy and Katie

This beautiful 2-page drawing follows on from the story. Despite only using 2 colours of ink, the action lines and crosshatching give the image motion and depth.

Billy the Cat and Katie - Beano Book 1973 Annual - Full page

MORE autographs?

You didn't think that every Beano fave could fit across one page, did you?

Beano Book 1973 Annual - Autographs 2

Click below to check out all the Beano Annuals from the 70's!

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