The Calendars (Index)

The 1978 Tarzan Calendar, based around his 12 cover paintings, was Boris' first calendar. It was well received so it was no surprise that several publishers asked Boris if he could also do calendars for them. There was insufficient time to produce one for 1979 so Boris took his time before selecting Workman Publishing as his publisher. They did their first Boris calendar for 1980 and have produced one annually ever since.

At the outset all the calendar artwork was produced by Boris. But for the 2001 Fantasy Calendar Boris was assisted by his wife, better known as the artist Julie Bell, and they have jointly done the paintings since then, sharing the workload more or less evenly.

A summary of the calendars appears below – click on the title to be taken to the relevant calendar's webpage.

Calendar W x H ins (cms) Publisher Artists Commentary
1978 Tarzan Calendar 13 x 12 (33 x 30.5) Ballantine Books Boris
1979 Heroic Fantasy 13 x 12½ (33 x 31.75) September Publications Boris & Others
1980 Boris's Heroes 12.6 x 12 (32 x 30.5) Verkerke Reprodukties Boris
1980 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1981 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1982 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1983 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1984 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1985 Fantasy Calendar 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1986 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1987 Fantasy Olympics Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1988 Fantasy Zodiac Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1988 Fantasy Olympics Calendar 11¼ x 11¼ (28.7 x 28.7) Lime Tree Publications Boris
1989 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1990 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1991 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1992 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1993 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1994 Mythology Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris
1995 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris Philip José Farmer
1996 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris Philip José Farmer
1997 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris Philip José Farmer
1998 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris Philip José Farmer
1999 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris Philip José Farmer
2000 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris C J Henderson
2001 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2002 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2003 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2004 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2005 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2006 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2007 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2008 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2009 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie C J Henderson
2010 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie Anthony Palumbo
2011 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie Anthony Palumbo
2012 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie Anthony Palumbo
2013 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie Anthony Palumbo
2014 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie Anthony Palumbo
2015 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2016 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2017 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2018 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2019 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2020 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2021 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie
2022 Fantasy Calendar 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5) Workman Publishing Boris & Julie


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