New partnership with Studio Press will revive classic U.K. teen magazine brand.
Beano Studios has tapped Studio Press, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, to publish a slate of titles based on Jackie, the iconic U.K. teen magazine from the 1970s and ’80s.
Through the partnership, Kings Road Publishing’s dedicated trends imprint and Beano Studios will work together to create a number of non-fiction publications under the DC Thomson brand. The new titles will aim to offer the best of Jackie’s heritage, including the “Cathy and Claire” problem page and its “Photo Love Stories.”
The first title is set to publish in 2018.
“Jackie was the magazine for generations of young women. As such, it holds a special place in so many people’s hearts,” says Helen Wicks, creative director, Kings Road Publishing. “We are thrilled to be bringing this much-loved, iconic brand to Kings Road Publishing. Working with DC Thomson, we plan to create a range of books that will combine nostalgic appeal with a very modern twist. Together, we will provide Jackie fans with new, relevant and witty content alongside heartfelt and hilarious reminders of their youth”
Jackie, a weekly British magazine for teen girls, launched in 1964 and ran for 29 years until 1993. During its run, the publication became the best-selling teen magazine in Britain and aimed to make its readers feel “sophisticated, a bit daring and grown up; reassured, understood and part of the in-crowd.”