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