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Candy, Andy & the Bearandas

Candy, Andy & the Bearandas

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Living in a picture-perfect English village, two panda bears, Mr and Mrs Bearanda, bring up their plastic children, Candy and Andy.

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.

Title: Candy, Andy & the Bearandas 
Publisher: Four Corners Books, 2023
Author: Alan Dein, foreword by Jamie Anderson
Graphic Design: John Morgan
Format: Faux-leather hardback, with foil blocking & tipped-in image
Size: 23 x 16 cm, 92 pages
ISBN: 9781909829213
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