Sunday, 11 October 2015
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - LOOK-IN #1...
It was subtitled "The Junior TV TIMES" and contained articles,
competitions, comic strips, posters, interviews and crosswords - as well
as TV listings for programmes appearing on the ITV regions. LOOK-IN
lasted for just over 23 years, and was helmed by former TV CENTURY
21 editor ALAN FENNELL for the first four years of its existence. Art
editor COLIN SHELBOURN took over when Fennell departed.
The mag sported some great covers throughout the '70s, painted
by London-based ARNALDO PUTZU, an Italian artist who had been
responsible for many cinema posters in the '60s, including designing ones
for the 'CARRY ON' movies, two of the MORECAMBE & WISE films,
and also some from the HAMMER stable. He died in 2012, but all those
who bought Look-In back in the day will never forget the spectacular
covers he produced for one of Britain's finest-ever magazines.
The final issue was published in 1994, after a 1981 revamp and a
later change of publisher (and direction) failed to reverse a dwindling
readership lured away by glossier publications aimed at teens. Look-
In had fallen out of favour, alas, and the mag had had its day. Hard
to believe it's been gone for almost as long as it was around.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, October 11, 2015