Frank Bellamy “Thunderbirds” artwork offered in upcoming British auction

A page of “Thunderbirds” art for TV21 by Frank Bellamy is one of a number of Gerry Anderson related items in an upcoming auction from Windsor Auctions – available via The Saleroom.

Art by Frank Bellamy for “Thunderbirds - The Earthquake Maker" which ran in TV21 No 143 in 1967
Art by Frank Bellamy for “Thunderbirds – The Earthquake Maker” which ran in TV21 No 143 in 1967

Windsor Auctions have been tweeting about it in various disguises on Twitter for a few weeks and the catalogue is now available. The item, listed here, is described as, simply, “Storyboard artwork from Thunderbirds “The Earthquake Maker” TV21 No 143 – No3 1967 by the famous artist Frank Bellamy”.

“Windsor Auctions have no need of a lengthy description and like most auction houses, they keep it to a bare minimum,” notes Norman Boyd, keeper of the brilliant Frank Bellamy Checklist Blog and Website.

TV21 No 143 - “Thunderbirds - The Earthquake Maker" Page 1
TV21 No 143 - “Thunderbirds - The Earthquake Maker" Page 2
“Thunderbirds – The Earthquake Maker” – as published in TV21 No 143 in 1967. With thanks to Norman Boyd

“But ‘storyboard’ is really reserved for films, I would think! Gerry Anderson fans might like to peruse the rest of the auction as there are some pretty unique items there!”

  • A Gerry Anderson Special Delivery - Baby Announcement 1967
  • A Gerry Anderson Special Delivery - Baby Announcement 1967
  • A Gerry Anderson Special Delivery - Baby Announcement 1967
  • A Gerry Anderson Special Delivery - Baby Announcement 1967

The auction also includes a special delivery announcement – the birth of a child by Sylvia Anderson in 1967, Space Police production illustrations and framed awards for various Gerry Anderson shows.

Sitting within an auction that also includes both World War One and World War Two memorabilia, silverware and more, the auction takes place on 30th May and the full catalogue is online here.

Thunderbirds art by Frank Bellamy – direct link

With thanks to Norman Boyd

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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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  1. Around age 11 or 12, I went to the art gallery (still) tacked on to the library in my home town of Kettering. Among the local efforts was a framed colour back page of the Eagle (probably ‘The Shepherd King’. I couldn’t fathom it. Why had someone gone to all the trouble of copying a page of a comic? I hadn’t twigged that this was original art (FB always gave the camera ‘so little excuse’) and that Frank Bellamy lived locally (actually opposite my Uncle’s boyhood gaff in Bath Road, although he can recall Frank’s parents, more than Frank!) Though never a staunch Eagle fan, I went home and set about replicating ‘Montgomery of Alamein’ from the latest issue… 🙂

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