Thrillsuckers stalking eBay! Original Massimo Bellardinelli art for sale…

Original painted artwork of a Thrillsucker from 2000AD trying to suck up a little potato-man version of artist Massimo Belardinelli is currently up for sale on eBay, alongside two pages of Doctor Who comic art by Mick Austin, from the same seller.

Thrillsucker by Massimo Belardinelli
Thrillsucker by Massimo Belardinelli

The Thrillsucker art, measuring approx 23.5cm x 30cm on thick paper, was drawn as a gift for then 2000AD editor Steve MacManus, combining paint and airbrush techniques which Massimo, who died in 2007, would go on to master in style in his later surrealist paintings, created after his time working for British comics.

The artwork was purchased directly from Steve MacManus a few years ago, and is on offer for $500, alongside two pages of art from the Fifth Doctor Doctor Who comic strip “4-Dimensional Vistas” , a story that also featured the Ice Warriors and the Time Meddler. Both pages appeared in Issue 82 of Doctor Who Monthly, published in August 1983.

  • Doctor Who - 4-Dimensional Vistas Part 5 Page 1 - Doctor Who Monthly Issue 82
  • Doctor Who - 4-Dimensional Vistas Part 5 Page 6 - Doctor Who Monthly Issue 82

Now known as Michael J Austin, Mick has been a professional artist since 1981, who started his  career in comics, where he produced artwork for Marvel and 2000AD, and was also a features artist for the Sunday Times from 1985 – 1992.

Check out the Thrillsucker art by Massimo Belardinelli for sale here on eBay

• Check out the “Doctor Who: 4-Dimensional Vistas” Pages for sale here and here on eBay

WEB LINKS

Read Pat Mills tribute to Massimo Belardinelli, who died in 2007

In Memoriam: Massimo Belardinelli

• Massimo Belardinelli Appreciation Society – run by collector Robert Cox

• 2000AD art by Massimo Belardinelli

• Michael J. Austin is online at www.michaeljaustin.co.uk | InstagramBuy his work from the Jonathan Cooper Gallery

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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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