Battle Picture Weekly related artworks

Battle Picture Weekly related art items offers on eBay

Battle Picture Weekly related artworks
Two Battle Picture Weekly related artworks are being offered on eBay by seller d.g100, spotted on eBay by downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf.

The first is a “Major Eazy” inspired commission from the late Carlos Ezquerra, re-creating the cover of Battle cover dated 16th October 1976. Bid from £550 or make an offer.

Battle Picture Weekly - a cover recreation by Carlos Ezquerra
Battle Picture Weekly – a cover recreation by Carlos Ezquerra

“This is a commission I requested from Carlos Ezquerra some years ago,” the seller notes, who is very sad to see it go “but I need the wall space.

“It is a recreation of a cover from Battle comic October 1976,” he confirms. “He did an amazing job  It looks exactly like the cover. The art is framed and in fine condition and is signed by Carlos, measuring approximately 32cm X 39cm.”

The seller also has a “Charley’s War” cover, cover dated 6th September 1980 by Joe Colquhounoffered at the same starting price.

A genuine Battle Picture Weekly cover by Joe Colquhoun
A genuine Battle Picture Weekly cover by Joe Colquhoun

The date stamp and one speech bubble on the art – which measures approximately 36cm x 46cm – are replacements.

Bidding on both items closes at Sunday (31st March 2019) at lunchtime.

The seller has a number of book cover artworks on offer too, and a Royal Mint Tintin teapot!

Royal Mint Tintin teapot

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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