Thrillsuckers stalking eBay! Original Massimo Bellardinelli art for sale…

Original painted artwork of a Thrillsucker from 2000AD trying to suck up a little potato-man version of artist Massimo Belardinelli is currently up for sale on eBay, alongside two pages of Doctor Who comic art by Mick Austin, from the same seller.

Thrillsucker by Massimo Belardinelli
Thrillsucker by Massimo Belardinelli

The Thrillsucker art, measuring approx 23.5cm x 30cm on thick paper, was drawn as a gift for then 2000AD editor Steve MacManus, combining paint and airbrush techniques which Massimo, who died in 2007, would go on to master in style in his later surrealist paintings, created after his time working for British comics.

The artwork was purchased directly from Steve MacManus a few years ago, and is on offer for $500, alongside two pages of art from the Fifth Doctor Doctor Who comic strip “4-Dimensional Vistas” , a story that also featured the Ice Warriors and the Time Meddler. Both pages appeared in Issue 82 of Doctor Who Monthly, published in August 1983.

  • Doctor Who - 4-Dimensional Vistas Part 5 Page 1 - Doctor Who Monthly Issue 82
  • Doctor Who - 4-Dimensional Vistas Part 5 Page 6 - Doctor Who Monthly Issue 82

Now known as Michael J Austin, Mick has been a professional artist since 1981, who started his  career in comics, where he produced artwork for Marvel and 2000AD, and was also a features artist for the Sunday Times from 1985 – 1992.

Check out the Thrillsucker art by Massimo Belardinelli for sale here on eBay

• Check out the “Doctor Who: 4-Dimensional Vistas” Pages for sale here and here on eBay


Read Pat Mills tribute to Massimo Belardinelli, who died in 2007

In Memoriam: Massimo Belardinelli

• Massimo Belardinelli Appreciation Society – run by collector Robert Cox

• 2000AD art by Massimo Belardinelli

• Michael J. Austin is online at | InstagramBuy his work from the Jonathan Cooper Gallery

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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