Bella at the Bar Pencils

Rare “Bella at the Bar” artworks by John Armstrong offered on eBay

Hot on the heels of the launch of a community group celebrating the life and work of Misty artist John Armstrong comes the auction of a comics rarity – some of his original artwork featuring “Bella at the Bar” from the weekly Tammy comic. On offer is are a number of pencil pages, including preparatoryContinue reading Rare “Bella at the Bar” artworks by John Armstrong offered on eBay

The Art of John Armstrong

Life and work of Misty artist John Armstrong celebrated

A colour copy of John Armstrong’s cover for a fan-published special dedicated to girls comic Misty, published in 2006 by A new Facebook group dedicated to British girls comic artist John Armstrong has just gone public with the support of the artist’s family, who are keen to see a lasting memorial to his work. John,Continue reading Life and work of Misty artist John Armstrong celebrated

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In His Own Words: The Comics Career of Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

Comics artist John Armstrong died this week, He’s  best known for his work on the girls comics titles Bunty, Misty and Tammy, and for co-creating the long-running “Bella at the Bar” strip for the latter – but made very few appearances at comics events, but in 2003 I persuaded him to be part of theContinue reading In His Own Words: The Comics Career of Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

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In Memoriam: Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

We’re sorry to announce the passing of British girls comics artist John Armstrong, co-creator of “Bella at the Bar” for Tammy and “Moonchild” for Misty, who died peacefully yesterday. He was 94. As John himself related back in 2003, although drawing from an early age, he later took art lessons while serving in the UKContinue reading In Memoriam: Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

Go Ape! 2000AD Prog 2089, out this week, Halo Jones and Bella collections follow from Rebellion

It’s a busy week for Tharg, with an all-new 2000AD packed with cracking SF action adventure and horror out today, followed by two very different comic collections – The Ballad of Halo Jones Book Two and Bella at the Bar. In this week’s Prog (cover by Chris Weston) JUDGE DREDD: ELEVATOR PITCH by Rob WilliamsContinue reading Go Ape! 2000AD Prog 2089, out this week, Halo Jones and Bella collections follow from Rebellion