British Comics galore, and art, too, in latest Phil-Comics eBay auction

There are over 250 comic lots in the latest Phil-Comics auction over on ebay, ending soon. On offer are plenty of great British and US comics, some first issues, and original artwork by The Dandy‘s Jack Prout and Film Fun legend, Terry Wakefield.

Most auctions start at 99p with no reserve. The auction begins to close on Sunday 4th September 2022.

Head to for the full catalogue, but here are a few highlights…

Comic art on offer this time out is from Jack Prout – art created for the 1965 Dandy annual – and three illustrations by Terry Wakefield for Film Fun, all possibly published in 1957, based on information on the back of the art.

"Black Bob" Original Artwork by Jack Prout for the 1965 Dandy Annual
“Black Bob” Original Artwork by Jack Prout for the 1965 Dandy Annual
  • Film Fun art by Terry Wakefield (dated 1st January - 1957? ID 587)
  • Film Fun art by Terry Wakefield (dated 30th November - 1957? ID 589)
  • Film Fun art by Terry Wakefield (dated 28th December 1957 ID 591)

Run by Phil Shrimpton, Phil-Comics specialises in vintage comics and related items such as annuals, holiday specials, free gifts and original artwork.

Holding monthly eBay auctions, often with a huge number of listings, they aim to bring a diverse array of items – and are always on the lookout for vintage comic collections, either to buy or auction on commission.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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