Sunday, 9 July 2017

Original Art: Garth on Heritage - The Wreckers (G274)

G274 episode of  "Garth: The Wreckers" Drawn by Frank Bellamy
Heritage have another Garth for auction, this time from the story "The Wreckers"
Heritage describe this piece:
Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip G274 Original Art dated 11-17-73 (Daily Mirror, 1973). This daily strip displays the fantastic chiaroscuro artwork of Frank Bellamy, from the end of his career. Produced in ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of 20.5" x 5.25". Slight edge toning and a crunched bottom right corner, away from the image area; otherwise in Excellent condition.
I don't know if it's an oversight but this one does not say from the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

The whole story ran originally in the national UK newspaper the Daily Mirror from 26 October 1973 - 18 February 1974 (G255-H41). It was reprinted in Garth: The Wreckers by the now-defunct All Devon Comic Collectors Club (No.23 [No date]), in Menomonee Falls Gazette #184 (23 June 1975) - #202 (27 October 1975)  and latterly in the Daily Mirror from Wednesday 13 April 2011 - Tuesday 7 June 2011 coloured by Martin Baines.

Want to read more? Here are the 6 strips from the series taken from Menomonee Falls Gazette #187

Jim Edgar and Frank Bellamy from
Menomonee Falls Gazette#187
WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121729
ENDING PRICE:$501.90 (inc. Buyer's Premium) = £387.67
No of bids:5
END DATE: 16 July 2017

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