Category Archives: annuals

The Art of the Annual – 1987

Last year, as Christmas approached, TWLB cast its eye over that Christmas institution – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we looked at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals were evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others were around for one year, never to return….

For a limited time only, TWLB will be looking at some more of these gems, this time from the mid to late 80’s.
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;

The Art of the Annual – 1986

Last year, as Christmas approached, TWLB cast its eye over that Christmas institution – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we looked at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals were evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others were around for one year, never to return….

For a limited time only, TWLB will be looking at some more of these gems, this time from the mid to late 80’s.
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;

The Art of the Annual – 1985

Last year, as Christmas approached, TWLB cast its eye over that Christmas institution – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we looked at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals were evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others were around for one year, never to return….

For a limited time only, TWLB will be looking at some more of these gems, this time from the mid to late 80’s.
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;

The Art of The Annual – 1979 to 1984

As Christmas approaches, TWLB is casting its eye over that Christmas instituition – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we will be looking at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals are evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others are around for one year, never to return….
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;
Today, it’s 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984……………….
First up, 1979
 

 and now, 1980





  
   
   
   
 

1981
   
  
  
 


1982



 

 


1983






and finally – 1984





The Art of The Annual – 1978

As Christmas approaches, TWLB is casting its eye over that Christmas instituition – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we will be looking at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals are evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others are around for one year, never to return….
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;
Today, it’s 1978……………….

The Art of The Annual – 1977

As Christmas approaches, TWLB is casting its eye over that Christmas instituition – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we will be looking at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals are evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others are around for one year, never to return….
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;
Today, it’s 1977……………….

The Art of The Annual – 1976

As Christmas approaches, TWLB is casting its eye over that Christmas instituition – the Annual. From 1969 to 1984, we will be looking at some of the best examples of Annual cover design, and how tastes and fashions changed through the years. Some Annuals are evergreens (like the Dr Who series), while others are around for one year, never to return….
All Annual images are courtesy of the marvellous tonystrading site – go there for an exhaustive covers gallery;
Today, it’s 1976……………….