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

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Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

Award-winning wholesaler Half Moon Bay has secured the licensing rights for both Moomin and Thunderbirds, adding the classic brands to its expanding gift and publishing portfolio in the UK, with new launches early in 2019. The Bath-based company, established in 1995, already has a licensing slate that this year alone has seen eleven new additionsContinue reading Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

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A Cutaway Above: An interview with Captain Scarlet artist Graham Bleathman

Following up on our recent review of the Haynes Captain Scarlet Agents’s Manual – a great new guide to the Gerry Anderson show celebrating its 50th anniversary – we caught up with cutaway artist Graham Bleathman, whose impressive visuals form a major element to the book, written by Sam Denham. Graham Bleathman is one ofContinue reading A Cutaway Above: An interview with Captain Scarlet artist Graham Bleathman

That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

A little later than planned, here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond last week. Just in case you missed some of our British comics coverage… • Our most popular item last week was without doubt discussion about British Comics sales, although news of the launch of 2000AD: The UltimateContinue reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

International Thunderbirds Day 2017

First Annual Thunderbirds Day Announced 

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that the first annual International Thunderbirds Day will take place on 30th September 2017, providing fans all over the world with a date to mark their love of the original Thunderbirds TV series as well as its new-generation revival Thunderbirds Are Go. The iconic British TV series first aired inContinue reading First Annual Thunderbirds Day Announced