2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Mike McMahon Judge Dredd art breaks ComPal’s sales record for 2000AD art

A seminal piece of 2000AD cover art by Mick McMahon featuring Judge Dredd sold for staggering £9600 in the latest ComPal auction. As we noted in our preview of the auction, the art first appeared as the cover of 2000AD Prog 204 back in 1981, the sale set a new record for the London-based auction house.Continue reading Mike McMahon Judge Dredd art breaks ComPal’s sales record for 2000AD art

2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Compal Comics have just launched their August/September auction catalogue – and as usual there are some great items on offer, including a terrific  “Judge Dredd” 2000AD cover by Mick McMahon, more original art by Frank Bellamy, a Dandy No.1 – and some rare US BATMANIA zines from the early 1960s. This auction showcases a furtherContinue reading Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Apollo 11 Illustration from the Daily Mirror by Frank Bellamy, published 11th July 1969. Via the Frank Bellamy Checklist

Apollo 11 at 50: The First Moon Landing, illustrated by Frank Bellamy

Americans would have us believe that Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969 because they saw it happen in their late evening. However, 50 years ago today, British audiences saw it happen in the early hours of 21st July 1969. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote aContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The First Moon Landing, illustrated by Frank Bellamy

"The Happy Warrior" by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy

Commemorating D-Day: A Look Back at Eagle’s “The Happy Warrior”

Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we feature some pages from Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy‘s classic 1957 Eagle biography of Sir Winston Churchill, “The Happy Warrior“, which revolutionised the presentation of historical documentary in strip form for British comics. “The Happy Warrior”, the life story of Winston Churchill, written by Clifford Makins, first appearedContinue reading Commemorating D-Day: A Look Back at Eagle’s “The Happy Warrior”