John Armstrong “Life Studies”

Bunty and Misty artist John Armstrong “Life Studies” on eBay

John Armstrong “Life Studies”More of Misty comics artist John Armstrong‘s  life studies artworks created in the 1940s, are up for sale now on eBay. I’m selling the work on behalf of John’s family, and here is a selection what’s on offer in this second John Armstrong “Life Studies” Sale.

John Armstrong “Life Studies”

These artworks are some of comics artist John Armstrong’s life drawings created Middlesbrough’s Constantine College in the 1940s, where he graduated in Intermediate Arts and Crafts.

John Armstrong “Life Studies”
This life study by John Armstrong, features the “JA” initials the artist used on some of his work, such as the cover of Girls’ Crystal Annual 1958

John Armstrong “Life Studies”

John Armstrong “Life Studies”

British girls comics artist John Armstrong, who was the co-creator of “Bella at the Bar” for Tammy and “Moonchild” for Misty, died aged 94 in 2018. He enjoyed a long career in illustration and comics from the 1950s onwards, providing art for publications as diverse as annuals to card games.

John Armstrong provided the cover for the 1958 Girls' Crystal Annual, as well as one an spread
John Armstrong provided the cover for the 1958 Girls’ Crystal Annual, as well as one an spread

All these artworks measure 15″ x 22″ on cartridge paper and were drawn in the late 1940s, before John began his career as a commercial artist. His work included book covers, book illustration, set design, girls comics, promotional posters for pantomimes and much more.

• View the artworks in the John Armstrong “Life Studies” Sale here

• You can read our tribute to John here on downthetubes, and John himself also wrote his own article about his life as an artist, which you can read here

• Join “The Art of John Armstrong” Facebook Group

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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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