|Lot#93 TV21 192 cover|
Captain Scarlet original front cover artwork (1968) by Frank Bellamy from TV 21 No 192 with original comic
Bright Pelikan inks on board. 15 x 12 ins
UPDATE: Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £786 (January 2014)
The picture above shows an issue of TV21 the comic plus the artwork and indicates, in my opinion, that the original has lost none of its vibrancy. And for those who are lucky enough to see Bellamy originals you can immediately see that the published work did him no favours - brilliant though it was!
Bellamy drew 5 covers to the TV21 comic which featured Captain Scarlet stories and to this little boy's eyes, strangely did not do the full stories. Later I understood why. He obviously had his work on Thunderbirds at the same time (and that work alone took about a week to do - two colour pages for this weekly comic!) so perhaps I'm being harsh. Don Harley completed the story in #185 and #186. We have seen Harley and Bellamy in the same area before - with Thunderbrids and Dan Dare. Jim Watson (see some of his Battle Picture Weekly art) completes the other stories listed below.
Just for the fun of it here are the other covers that Bellamy drew for the Captain Scarlet cover stories
|TV21 185 (3 August 2068)|
|TV21 186 (10 August 2068)|
|Eagle Vol 11:4|
|TV 21 & TV TORNADO 192 (21 September 2068)|
|TV 21 & TV TORNADO 193 (28 September 2068)|
Bellamy was constrained by the giant advert for the Corgi Toy coupon but still thrills us with that storm
|TV 21 & TV TORNADO 210 (25 January 2069)|
I'll update the winning price after the auction closes on 26 November 2013