Sunday, 11 September 2016


BEM! Bug-eyed monster, yay! Some wonderful colour work by the late-great Frank Bellamy. From TV21 dated 2nd December 2067. Er, I mean 1967. Amazing to think that Gerry Anderson's creation is still entertaining kids with a new, updated version recently airing on British TV. You can still find FB's run on Thunderbirds out there in reprinted volumes of TV21 comics. If you can, try and find original copies of TV21 because the strip was printed larger than it is in the reprints. Your eyes will explode with delight (maybe).

Shark Lagoon

Ron Embleton illustrates a text story from the Daily Sketch-Modern Boy's Annual. Not sure of the year but I'm guessing from RM's style (more illustrative/overly-detailed) that it's early 1960s?

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A King Fled for Freedom

A lovely Gerry Embleton pen and ink illustration from Look and Learn, dated 3rd February 1973.


Two examples of the work of Ionicus (Joshua Armitage), published 34 years apart. The first is from 1954 and taken from A Century of Punch, published in 1956. I love the look on the guy's face sitting on the sofa. You can almost hear him thinking, "Hmmm...". The next page is from Spitting Image-The Giant Komic Book, published in 1988. Check out some more of his work here.