Devised by Gerry Anderson’s Century 21 Productions (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet) for the 1960s comic book market, the images created for the photo-strips are a surreal, unique look at domesticity, the family and childhood. Their unusual nature meant they never reached the popularity of other Anderson characters, and the photo story comics were abandoned after a year.
This photobook presents the best of the surviving original transparencies from this brilliantly bizarre project: driving their striped Mini, preparing for Bonfire Night, or going for a boat ride, Candy, Andy and the Bearandas live in an unforgettable, dreamlike world. The carefully restored images are lovingly presented in a faux leather-bound hardback (with foil-blocking and tipped-in cover image).
It also features a foreword by Gerry Anderson’s son, Jamie Anderson, and an introduction detailing the history of the Candy project by historian and broadcaster Alan Dein.
Candy, Andy & The Bearandas
by Alan Dein
Foreword by Jamie Anderson
Faux-leather hardback, with foil blocking & tipped-in image.
92 pages: 16 pages printed black and white on coloured Woodstock Cipria 140gsm
and 76 pages printed in colour on Tatami White 150gsm.
23 × 16 cm
Designed by John Morgan
Published: 26 October 2023