Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it! The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.

Thunderbirds art sells for £4550 in latest ComPal auction

The Bob Monkhouse Archive featuring his collection of original artwork produced some record-breaking results in the latest auction at Comic Book Auctions – with a Frank Bellamy double page artwork for TV Century 21 breaking the record for any Thunderbirds piece sold in a ComPal auction with a sale price of £4550.  Three consecutive strips of GarthContinue reading Thunderbirds art sells for £4550 in latest ComPal auction

Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it! The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.

Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

London-based Comic Book Auctions (ComPal) November catalogue has just opened for bidding at the-saleroom.com and includes some magnificent artwork boards from the Bob Monkhouse Archive – along with, separately, some rather nifty comics-inspired badges and several “giveaways” from various British comics. Comedian, game show host Bob Monkhouse started his career in the 1940s as a script writerContinue reading Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

Ally Sloper Issue One - "Swade" Page One by Frank Bellamy SNIP

“Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?

Comic artist Frank Bellamy died suddenly on 5th July 1976, at the height of his powers. He left behind a body of work that included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” and “Dan Dare” for Eagle, “Thunderbirds” for TV Century 21, memorable “Doctor Who” illustrations for the Radio Times , “Garth” for the Daily MirrorContinue reading “Swade” – the Last New Work of Artist Frank Bellamy?

Marie Duval - Cover - SNIP

Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

Myriad Editions have very kindly sent me an advance copy of their new title Marie Duval, a superb study of the pioneering but near-forgotten female artist behind the creation of the first “breakout” British comic characters, Ally Sloper. I can definitely recommend this title for anyone curious not just about the work of women in comics butContinue reading Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

Featherstone Rovers Ally Sloper Funeral Card

A Victorian Mystery – Ally Sloper “Funeral Cards” discovered

The Featherstone Rovers Heritage Project celebrates the history and traditions of a proud northern Rugby League Club and its association with the heritage of coal mining in the West Yorkshire town of Featherstone. The project provides public, quarterly events and exhibitions and hosts a dedicated heritage themed week offering additional activities. It also provides opportunitiesContinue reading A Victorian Mystery – Ally Sloper “Funeral Cards” discovered