ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #11 ART OF FRANK BELLAMY
ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #11 ART OF FRANK BELLAMY (C: 0-1-2)
(W) Norman Boyd (A) Frank Bellamy
Frank Bellamy is an artist whose work reflects much of the century that he inhabited. Born a year before the end of the First World War, his art documented an age of conflict, exploration, technological advancement, social change and an age which could envisage worlds as yet undiscovered as well as worlds long departed deep beneath the sands of time. What makes Bellamy’s story so particular is his development into a pre-eminent graphic artist creating strips such as Robin Hood, King Arthur, Heroes the Spartan, Fraser of Africa, Montgomery, The Happy Warrior, Thunderbirds and Garth. His rise to fame presents not just a fascinating tale about his life and work but also the story of UK comics.