BritComicsArt offers more iconic “Forbidden Planet” art by Brian Bolland

Following up on the sale of Brian Bolland’s pen and ink advert for the New York City branch of Forbidden Planet which opened in 1981, BritComicsArt is now offering the art used to promote Forbidden Planet 2, the shop opened in 1982 on London’s St. Giles High Street, with a focus on movies and music.

The original advert for Forbidden Planet London also by Brian Bolland was hugely popular and he reprised the “People like us..” line from the first London advert, this one featuring the likes of Blondie, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger and Robbie the Robot.

The artwork measures 10 x 16 inches and comes from Brian’s personal collection. BritComicsArt are taking offers until 27th June 2021, with best offer of over £15,000.

The first iteration of the “People Like Us” campaign was as an ad for Forbidden Planet London, released in 1978, initially seen in magazine such as Starburst. It continues to be used to this day, offered on merchandise, including t-shirts and prints, on the Forbidden Planet web site.

As well as art by Brian, BritComicsArt also sells the art of a many other British comic creators, including Mark Buckingham, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Sean Phillips, Richard Piers-Rayner, Frank Quitely and others.

Check out the art here on BritComicsArt

Offers are being taken until 8.00pm UK time (3.00pm EST) Sunday 27 June 2021. If a new offer is received within 10 minutes prior to the auction end time we will extend the auction end time by 20 minutes. And again if another offer is received within the final 10 minutes. This will continue until no new offers have been received within 10 minutes of the auction end

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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