Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip J214

Heritage Auctions offered this Frank Bellamy Garth daily comic strip first published in the Daily Mirror in 1975 in its latest auction at the weekend, which sold for over $650.

J214 dated 8-29-75 sees Garth use a pilot’s trick to throw the bad guys around.

The strip was produced in ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of 20.5″ x 5.5″ and is in excellent condition, an item from the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

Other art offered in the auction, which took place last weekend online, included work by Jack Davis, Gil Kane, Stan Sakai and many more.

View the lot here on Heritage Auctions | View the auction

Garth © Daily Mirror

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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