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

Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip J214

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 board with an image area of 20.5″ x 5.5″ and is in excellent condition, an item from the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

Other art offered in the auction, which took place last weekend online, included work by Jack Davis, Gil Kane, Stan Sakai and many more.

View the lot here on Heritage Auctions | View the auction

Garth © Daily Mirror

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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