Dan Dare “Project Pluto” art offered on Catawiki, auction ends soon

The Internet auction site Catawiki is running a small auction of art by Martin Baines featuring final and preliminary art from the Dan Dare story, “Project Pluto”, which ran in early issues of Spaceship Away magazine.

Dan Dare - Project Pluto art by Martin Baines
Dan Dare - Project Pluto art by Martin Baines

The auction, which ends this Wednesday, features some 20 artworks from the project. The artworks are all being offered by a British seller through the site, so there should be no custom fees extras to worry about for UK buyers.

Martin Baines has been a professional storyboard and concept artist living in London for over 10 years. Working extensively in the field of storyboards for advertising agencies he he’s done work for most of the major studios in central London for clients such as Hitachi, AA, Visa and Nescafe.

Dan Dare - Project Pluto art by Martin Baines
Dan Dare - Project Pluto art by Martin Baines

He works with publishers on a regular basis producing images in a variety of styles; from realistic painted book jackets, to drawing comic strips and colouring the famous Garth comic strip in the Daily Mirror. Most recently, he is working as the colourist on B7 Media’s new comic book SF mini-series, Pilgrim.

His portfolio also includes illustrating the life story of famous footballers for Match of the Day weekly, Doctor Who, illustrations in People’s Friend and Thunderbirds.

Check out the Comics Auction (Dan Dare – Original Art by Martin Baines) on Catawiki – ends 7.00pm Wednesday 28th December 2023

Martin Baines is online at martin-baines.co.uk

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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