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

Comic artist and editor John Allard in 2014. Photo: Ant Jones

In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

We’re sorry to report the passing of Garth artist and former Daily Mirror strip editor John Allard, an unsung hero in the character’s success, not just in Britain, but in terms of his popularity wherever his adventures were re-published across the globe, including Australia and India. John played such an important part in not onlyContinue reading In Memoriam: “Garth” Artist and editor John Allard

Comics Revue - August 2018 SNIP

Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

The August 2018 issue of Comics Revue is on sale now, with a cover by Jeremy MacPherson featuring Flash Gordon. This issue includes another Garth story by Modesty Blaise creator Peter O’Donnell, “Garth in Hollywood”, drawn by Steve Dowling and John Allard, first published in 1953. Published by Rick Norwood, each bi-monthly issue of ComicsContinue reading Daily Mirror comic star Garth adventures continue in latest Comics Revue magazine

Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip J214

Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions offered this Frank Bellamy Garth daily comic strip first published in the Daily Mirror in 1975 in its latest auction at the weekend, which sold for over $650. J214 dated 8-29-75 sees Garth use a pilot’s trick to throw the bad guys around. The strip was produced in ink over graphite on illustration boardContinue reading Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

Comics Unstripped - Poster

In Review: Comics Unstripped – An Exhibition of Original Comic Art

If you happen to find yourself in Kettering over the next two months, I can thoroughly recommend spending a little time to find the Alfred East Art Gallery (part of Kettering Museum), which is hosting the free Comics Unstripped exhibition until 20th August 2016. This exhibition features work from the US and British comic scene and honoursContinue reading In Review: Comics Unstripped – An Exhibition of Original Comic Art