Rare “Little Orphan Annie” artwork offered at auction this week

The original art from the oldest “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip ever brought to market, published in the first month of the strip’s appearance 94 years ago, will make pop culture history this Friday, 22nd February, in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas.
The item rubs shoulders with a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming auction, as previously reported – including Dave Gibbons cover for Watchmen #1 and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists.Continue reading Rare “Little Orphan Annie” artwork offered at auction this week

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