Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Quite by chance, I came across an interesting auction of Original Comic Art on Catwiki which ends tomorrow but includes a few items by British creators and a huge range of art by some well known European artists, including an “Axa” strip by Enrique Badia Romero and a “Robot Archie” page by Ted Kearon, from Lion.Continue reading Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Army Recruitment posters by John Worsley

Creator Spotlight: Eagle’s PC49 artist John Worsley

We’re used to thinking of John Worsley as the artist on the “The Adventures of PC 49” strip in the original Eagle comic, but of course he was a professional illustrator who worked in a number of different fields – as a war artist, police sketch artist artist and illustrated Wind in the Willows books.Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Eagle’s PC49 artist John Worsley

Dave Gibbons first Watchmen cover among latest Heritage Auctions art offerings

There’s a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming Heritage Auctions Comic Art Signature Auction, taking place over 21st – 23rd February 2019 in Dallas – and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists. Rubbing shoulders with Krazy Kat art by George Herriman, newspaper strips by AlexContinue reading Dave Gibbons first Watchmen cover among latest Heritage Auctions art offerings

Warrior 16 - Marvelman by Mick Austin SNIP

Mick Austin’s “Marvelman” Warrior cover on offer at Heritage Auctions

Mick Austin‘s Marvelman cover for Warrior Issue 16  – published back in 1983 – is up for auction on Heritage Auctions, with the lead bid currently at over $2,200 – but that might prove a fraction of what it finally sells for, given the artist’s current standing in the art world. Marvelman was first created in the 1950s,Continue reading Mick Austin’s “Marvelman” Warrior cover on offer at Heritage Auctions