A cover from DC Thomson’s long-running, much-missed SF and fantasy “pocket” title, Starblazer, is being offered on eBay, painted by the late Jon Davis MBE.
On offer – with bids invited from £250 – is the original Starblazer artwork for No. 62, “Terror Tomb“, by Jon Davis, who died last year, who’s perhaps better known to veteran comic fans for his work on strips such as “UFO” for the weekly comic Countdown in the early 1970s.
Jon, who received an MBE for Services To Children’s Literature in 2013, had been an illustrator since 1960, working on book jackets, and magazine illustration, and drawing for comics that included Boys’ World, Lady Penelope, TV21 and annuals, and, later, Countdown.
Jon began drawing science fiction and fantasy art in 1973, after reading The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He also published his own book, The Fantastic Adventures of Trevor & Eric.
“The artwork is in fantastic condition and measures approximately three feet by two and a half feet,” says his son, Ethan, who is selling the art.
• You can bid on the Starblazer “Terror Tomb” art here on eBay
The auction closes on 18th January 2022 – please note that a copy of “terror Tomb is not included in the lot
• Read our tribute to Jon Davis here
• Jon Davis web site is at: wixsite.com/jondavistv21
• You can order the UFO Comic Anthology Volume One from Anderson Entertainment
• Check out our guide to Starblazer and checklist of issues here, compiled by Jeremy Briggs
UPDATE: This art sold for £431.21
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