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Many fans have over the years produced articles which contain information on Bellamy - some fairly shallow and even erroneous! We have listed those of interest - not so much because they add anything new - there are few - but because researchers may want to be made aware of their existence

Use the index on the left to navigate to Bellamy's original works; these are merely about him, or showing some of his works

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THE UPPERCASE ENTRIES
WERE PUBLISHED IN
BELLAMY'S LIFETIME
2000 AD SUMMER SPECIAL 1978
  • Pages 48-49 "Frank Bellamy and the Dan Dare strip" by Alan Vince 
  • 2 pages in colour, photo and article

 

Adult Comics : an Introduction by Roger Sabin, London: Routledge, 1993
  • Index entry on p. 26, 265
Ally Sloper No. 2 Oct 1976 

Tribute to Bellamy. 

  • One page reprinting Commando Gibbs January 1952 'Bellamy's first strip'
  • 1 page Frank Bellamy: a farewell.- By Clifford Makins editor of Eagle and Swift and Dennis Hooper editor of TV21 and TV Comic 
  • Photo from Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph by Chris Mallin 
  • One illustration by Keith Luck in Bellamy style Garth leads horse and boy to Bellamy's grave
Andersonic Episode 4 Dateline Autumn 2007
  • pp.4-8 Frank, Don, Dan and the Tracys by Richard Farrell
  • Nice article on the 2 main artists in TV21/Countdown, Frank Bellamy and Don Harley. - see note for ordering details

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The Art of Radio Times: the first sixty years compiled by David Driver. London: BBC, 1981, 252 pages
  • p.250 short biography (by Driver, Bellamy's Art Editor during his Dr. Who years)
  • p232-236 various Radio Times reprints in B&W, and colour 

Assocation of Illustrators Annual #1, 1976
  • #50: Garth J81
  • #147 The radio Times Zygons 'Loch Ness monster'

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Astral Group Member's Forum #4-5 [ double issue], Feb 1982
  • pp.42-43, Frank Bellamy 1917-1976 [author unknown]
  • No new information beyond the Skinn/Gibbons interview
Astral Group Newsletter #7, 1981-2, 
  • p. 8, The Frank Bellamy Alphabet by Andrew Coffey 
  • Only the letters A-F are covered.

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Baseline, no. 24, 1997 
  • pp. 21-28,The influence of Eagle, by Mike Daines
  • 14 illustrations, 2 colour
  • David Driver interview

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Best of Eagle edited by Marcus Morris.  London: Michael Joseph, 1977,  194 pages 
  • One paragraph mentions Bellamy and there are 4 pages of his work: The Happy Warrior 1/11/57; The Happy Warrior 11/4/58; David the Shepherd King 29/11/58;  The Travels of Marco Polo 18/4/59.
Book And Magazine Collector 222 Sept 2002
  • Pages 100-115 Frank Bellamy by Norman Wright & David Ashcroft (The great comic artists No. 5) 
  • Includes Checklist & Price Guide
BRITISH COMIC CATALOGUE 1874-1974 by Denis Gifford. London: Mansell Information Publishing, 1975, 210 pages.
  • Under the separate Artists section he states sparingly:
  • "Frank Bellamy: Daily Mirror book of Garth, Eagle, Sunday Extra
  • [sic], Swift, TV Century 21"

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The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, (2001). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Denis Gifford 'Swift (1954)' - see note for text

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Century 21: the worlds of Gerry Anderson No. 3 Winter 1990 
  • Page 6-10 TV Century 21: an insider's retrospective - Interview with Milton Finesilver
Finesilver mentions delivering art to Morden so Bellamy did not miss deadlines
Century 21: the worlds of Gerry Anderson No. 10 Autumn 1992 
  • Frank Bellamy by Richard Farrell pages 22 and 23 
Comic Book Artists by Alex G. Malloy. Radnor, Pennsylvania: Wallace-Homestead, 1993
  • Brief entry on p. 61
  • Half page with Garth illustration

Erroneously says: "his work was mainly in newspaper strips, so we will not include a listing"

Comic Collector No. 1 Mar 1992
  • Pages 35-38 "The happy Warrior" by Norman Wright 4 pages in full colour with 'stripography'
Comic Collector No. 2 Apr 1992
  • Announcement on the Frank Bellamy Appreciation Society

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Comic Media News No 27 Jul-Aug 1976 
  • Extended tribute and photo

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Comicon 72 
  • pp.25, 28 - 2 pages in which Andrew Skilleter reviews Bellamy's visit to Comicon71
  • [Mentioned in Comicon '78 that Frank Bellamy produced the gunfighter for 1972 comicon] 

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Comicon 76

p.11, "In memory Frank Bellamy 1917-1976"

The brochure is A5 sized, 44 pages, b&w wraparound cover (apart from the word Comicon which is in red and a red background in the circle where 76 is).

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Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels, by Roger Sabin London: Phaidon, 1996
  • Index entry p. 50, 53

Incidental references

Comics International #67 / Warrior 1996 Spring Special  
  • Cover reproducing Eureka illustration in sepia on flip side of Comics International #67
Comics International 123 (August 2000)
  • Full page advert by Paul Holder regarding his planned book on Bellamy 
Comics International 124 (September 2000)
  • Advert by Paul Holder with Disc magazine illustration and prize draw
Comics Journal 131 September 1989 
  • p. 13-14 "Frank Bellamy Dan Dare Artist Exhibited at South London Gallery" -containing erroneous biographical facts
Comics Journal 28 (UK version), Autumn 1994
  • The saga of Garth, a thematic survey by Philip Harbottle. 
  • The men behind the man of mystery by Steve Holland
  • Article features Garth stripography and a number of Garth strips by Bellamy.
  • Includes the Frank Bellamy's 'Garth' character sheet - see the note for The Saga of Garth below

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Comics, vom Massenblatt ins multimediale Abenteuer, by Andreas C. Knigge, Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1996.
  • Index entry p. 224
Crikey!, Issue 1, 2007
  • pp. 24-28 Frank Bellamy by Glenn B. Fleming
  • A personal view of Bellamy's influence on Glenn's childhood reading and therefore not the most factual biography of Bellamy 
Dad's Own Annual <Author unknown>London: Fleetway Editions Ltd, 1993, 62 pages
  • p.10: David the Shepherd King colour
  • p.11: Happy Warrior colour
  • pp..54-55: Thunderbirds colour
DAILY MIRROR 11 July 1969
  • p.11 Space Craft - short piece explains who Bellamy is as he illustrates the Moon Landing

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Daily Mirror 6 July 1976
  • p.7 Artist Dies - a short notice

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Daily Mirror  9 July 1976
  • Funeral held yesterday

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Daily Mirror 1 March 1978
  • Bellamy exhibition to follow on weekend

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Daily Mirror 15 March 1978
  • p.22. Mindbogglers by John Allard and George Thaw reproduced George Custer in a single panel by Bellamy saying: 
  • "This superb impression of Custer's last stand was drawn by Frank Bellamy for the Garth strip cartoon"
Dan Dare Annual 1987
  • p.49 Brief biographies of Dan dare artists, including Bellamy 
Dan Dare Dossier by Norman Wright. London: Hawk Books, 1990, 96 pages
  • Brief biography and art
THE DESIGNER July - Aug 1972
  • Page 15 News item mentioning Bellamy's win of the Foreign Comics' Award 'two years running'
  • [sic], published by SIAD
Designers in Britain 6 Compiled by the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers Andre Deutsch
  • Example of Fraser of Africa - reduced B&W part-page reproduction from the Fraser of Africa: Lost Safari second installment (Vol.11 No.33)

Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators Alan Clarke, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994
  • p.99  Short biography of Bellamy, no examples of his work
Dictionary of British Comic Book Artists Alan Clark, London: The British Library, 1998
  • Entry on p.16 - Robin Hood & Maid Marian masthead and short biography of Bellamy
Dictionnaire Mondial de la Bande Dessinée, by Patrick Gaumer, Claude Moliterni, Paris: Larousse, 1997
  • Entry p. 56

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Dracula Scrapbook Peter Haining (Ed), 1976 London: New English Library/ Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN: 0450030474
  • P.94, Fig. 137 "A Frank Bellamy drawing for Radio Times to commemorate Hammer Film's success in winning the Queens Award to Industry in May 1968"
  • The original appeared in Radio Times 17/6-23/6/1972
Doctor Who Magazine No. 112 May 1986 
  • Pages 17-19 The Life and Works of Frank Bellamy 
  • 2 B&W pages and one colour 
  • Extracts from Timeview by David Bellamy 
  • One page advert for Timeview
Doctor Who Magazine No. 161 June 1990 
  • Pages 8-10 Those Radio Times by Brian J Robb 
  • The Sea Devil illustration RADIO TIMES (16/12/1972 - 29/12/1972)
  • 2 panels "What is It?" from Colony in Space (BW line) showing Dr and Jo with missile and shadow figure with question mark motif from RADIO TIMES (10/04/1971 - 16/04/1971)
EAGLE Vol. 11:48 (26/11/60)
  • Interview with Bellamy 
  • One third page with 2 photos of Frank Bellamy, and a key to one photo (containing African objects)
EAGLE Vol. 16:15 (10/04/65)
  • Eagle is 15 article - double page spread of photos and reproductions of strips, including mention of Bellamy's Churchill strip and Heros with photo reproduction from 1960
Eaglecon 80 1980 
  • Page 24 has the Radio Times photo of Bellamy
Eagler magazine #2, Winter 1983
  • pp. 12-15, Strip Illustrators techniques and attitudes by Alan Vince 
  • p. 15 tells the story of Bellamy's tenure with Don Harley and Keith Watson on Dan Dare. Features a panel from Commando Gibbs and uses the much used  Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph photo.
Eagle Times 1987 [pilot issue - no volume number]
  • pp. 3, 14. ET [Evening Telegraph - not Eagle Times] tribute to a man enjoyed by millions, by Tony Smith
  • Facsimile reprint of an article from Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 03/09/1987 which marked the beginning of month long exhibition of Bellamy's work
  • This was also subsequently reprinted by the Eagle Times
Eagle Times Vol 3:4 Winter 1990 
  • pp. 33-37 Frank Hampson and Modesty Blaise by Steve Holland 
  • 3 scans of Bellamy's tryouts for the newspaper strip Modesty Blaise for Evening Standard
Eagle Times Vol 6: 2 Summer 1993
  • pp 2-7 Frank Bellamy: an illustrated guide by Terry Doyle [Part1]
  • Checklist on Pages 4-7 (J. David Jackson and Steve Holland)
  • Wraparound Cover

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Eagle Times Vol 6: 3 Autumn 1993 
  • Pages 8-13 Frank Bellamy "Career notes" by Terry Doyle & Steve Holland [Part2]
Eagle Times Vol 6: 4 Winter 1993 
  • Pages 20-24 Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - The Swift Strips [Part3]
Eagle Times Vol 7: 1 Spring 1994 
  • Pages 5-9 Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - The Swift Strips Part 2 [Part4]

 

Eagle Times Vol 7: 2 Summer 1994 [print error on cover 7:3]
  • Pages 40-45 Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - The Happy Warrior [Part5]
  • [pages 43-45 are reprints extracts from the Skinn/Gibbons interview]

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Eagle Times Vol 7: 3 Autumn 1994 
  • Pages 49-53 Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - The Shepherd King - character studies [Part6]

 

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Eagle Times Vol 7: 4 Winter 1994 
  • Details to follow, Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - Dan Dare (Part 1) [Part7]  

 

Eagle Times Vol 8: 1 Spring 1995 
  • Details to follow, Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - Dan Dare (Part 2) [Part8] 

 

Eagle Times Vol 8: 2 Summer 1995 
  • Pages 38-43 Frank Bellamy: Illustrated guide - Dan Dare (Part 3) [Part9]

 

Eagle Times Vol 8:3 Autumn 1995 
  • Pages 29-32 Fraser of Africa - Frank bellamy Part 10 by Jon Johnson and Nancy bellamy
Eagle Times Vol 9:2 Summer 1996 
  • Pages 8-14 Montgomery of Alamein by Will Rudling (Frank Bellamy Part 11)
Eagle Times Vol 10:3 Autumn 1997 
  • Pages 16-21 Heros by Roger Coombes (Frank Bellamy Part 12)
Eagle Times Vol 10:4 Winter 1997 
  • Pages 8-13 Heros by Roger Coombes (Frank Bellamy Part 13)
Eagle Times Vol 11: 1 Spring 1998 
  • Pages 37-39 Frank Bellamy Part 14 - The Ghost World by Roger Coombes

 

Eagle Times Vol 11: 2 Summer 1998 
  • Pages 14-16 Frank Bellamy Part 15 - Thunderbirds by Jon Johnson with Nancy Bellamy
Eagle Times Vol 11: 3 Autumn 1998 
  • Pages 29-34 Frank Bellamy Part 16 - Garth - the bellamy version by Andrew Coffey

 

Eagle Times Vol 14: 1 Spring 2001 
  • From the diary of Larry Lime Aged 61¼ mentions Bellamy drew Fraser as 'portraitures of his own image' 
Eagle Times Vol. 14: 2 Summer 2001 
  • From the diary of Larry Lime Aged 61¼ mentions Bellamy and reproduces an unseen image of Bellamy at his desk (with Fraser portrait and African continent)
Eagle Times Vol. 15: 2 Summer 2002 
  • Eagle Exhibition's tribute to Frank Bellamy by David Britton 1 page review of the Bellamy day on 16th March 2002
Eagle Times Vol. 27: 3 Autumn 2014 
  • Cover: Bellamy, at his drawing board, smiles at the camera (Fraser of Africa map in background)
  • pp. 2-9 Frank Bellamy - trademarks and techniques by Alan Vince. An article on bellamy's art method ranging through his whole work with many colour illustrations
  • pp. 21-23 Frank Bellamy at home. Three pages of black and white photos of Bellamy at his drawing board. The first page explains nancy bellamy donated the photos to the Eagle Society and the two following have a Garth strip at the bottom.
  • Back cover: A Fraser of Africa page with 2 panels of sepia photographs of Bellamy at the drawing board and on the floor with his Africana

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Elephantmen #4 Oct 2006
  • English & Media Studies: Richard Starkings' best of British bits & bobs: Frank Bellamy is a 4 page full colour piece showing Garth, Radio Times and Eagle pieces
Encyclopedia of comic characters Denis Gifford, London: Longman, 1987
  • Fraser, Heros and Thunderbirds entries, 72 word articles

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Encyclopedia of Fantasy, ed. by John Clute and John Grant. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997
  • Entry on p. 104
Encyclopédie des bandes dessinées Marjorie Alessandrini (Ed.) Paris: A. Michel, 1986
  • Index entry p. 16, 32, 130
FANTASY ADVERTISER Vol. 3:50 November 1973 
  • 18 page interview with Bellamy conducted by Dez Skinn and Dave Gibbons on 12/05/1973. B&W photos, artwork and interview. 
  • Cover in sepia, montage of various illustrations arranged around a portrait of Bellamy drawn by Keith Robson.
  • Reprinted with variations in Warrior magazine no 22
Fantastrips No. 6 Borchert-Verlag 1981
  • pp22-26 Frank Bellamy und die Englische Tradition by Helmut W. Pesch
  • lengthy overview of his comics work focussing on the Eagle.
Frank Bellamy Exhibition September 1987 
  • Advert for the Alfred East gallery exhibition of Saturday 5th September 1987 to Saturday 3rd October 1987 
  • Single fold A4 double sided leaflet containing Kettering Leisure Services biography and list of Garth strips on show for sale
Fraser of Africa (Eagle classics series), George Beardmore, London: Hawk Books, 1990
  • 8 page introduction by Norman Wright, "Frank Bellamy and Fraser of Africa." 
  • Art examples and photo
  • 64 pages Reprints of Fraser in the Eagle
Garth Book One: The cloud of Balthus reprints Garth from the Daily Mirror
  • One page introduction by Nick Landau to Garth, the series which includes comment on Bellamy
Garth Book two: The women of Galba reprints Garth from the Daily Mirror
  • 4 page demonstration of how a Jim Edgar script becomes the strip
Garth the Index 2004 
  • A5 B&W with pink insert produced by the All Devon Comic Collectors Club. Various examples of art plus complete listing of all Garth strips
Gopherville Argus 1-3 
  • Issue 1 is dated June 1992 and comprises a single A3 doublesided page printed in b/w
  • Issue 2 is dated August 1992 and comprises 2 A3 doublesided pages printed in b/w and stappled in the top left hand corner
  • Issue 3 is dated February 1993 and is a 19 page A4 booklet with colour covers
Gopherville Argus: Special Edition 1 [June 1993] 
  • Special on Garth containing unseen character sheet p.16
Historia de los Cómics by J. Toutain, J. Coma, Barcelona: Toutain, 1982-1984?
  • Index entry p. 563, 564, 566, 567, 583, 584, 1098, 1098-1108, 1115, 1310 - see detail on International page

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A HISTORY OF THE COMIC STRIP, by Pierre Couperie and Maurice Horn. New York: Crown Publishers, 1968
  • Index entry p. 115, 133, 135 - see NOTE
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Hop!: Revue d'informations et d'etudes sur la B. D.  No. 68
  • Frank Bellamy by Marc André pp39-44
  • Nice derivative article with lots of b&w illustrations and a bibliography of French reproductions of Bellamy's work
How to draw and sell comic strips Alan McKenzie Titan Books (formerly hardback by MacDonald & Co 1987), 1998
  • Contains examples of Garth as UK newspaper strip; Garth (Wolfman) - as example of figure in perspective; and mentions Bellamy's stippling technique 
The Illustrated Book of Science fiction Ideas and Dreams  David Kyle London: Hamlyn, 1977 
  • p159 colour reprint from Boys World-  Ghost World "A weird primitive alien but…" 
ILLUSTRATORS: the magazine of the Association of Illustrators Vol. 1 no 8 Nov/ Dec 1975 
  • Pages 4 & 5 Feature on Bellamy by David Driver with 5 illustrations 
Illustrators: the magazine of the Association of Illustrators Vol. 2 no 6 May / June 77
  • Page 6 Column by Denis Gifford on Bellamy art and BOC advert

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INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN ART AND ANTIQUES (2nd edition)
  • Bellamy's 127 word entry, self-penned

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LOOK AND LEARN 463 (28/11/70) 
  • Photo of Bellamy in response to reader's request on letter page - shown illustrating issue 460 (07/11/1960)
Macao Internationale Comics, Band #4 published by Borchert , Paperback 128 pages. 
  • Pages 72-73 biography (note: columns are printed inverted!)
  • Pages 74-98 Frank Bellamy reprint B&W Garth: Der Apfel des Trimandias 
The Man Who Drew Tomorrow (how Frank Hampson created Dan Dare) Alastair Crompton, Southampton: Who Dares Publishing 1985
  • Pages 123-125 on Frank Bellamy and Dan Dare strip
Masters of Comic book art P R Garriock, Aurum press/ NY: Images Graphiques, 1978 
  • Cover by Bellamy of Dan Dare 
  • Pages 32-41, includes biography and 2 pages of Happy Warrior, 4 pages Dan Dare and 1 Heros double page spread
  • Section in the Bibliography outlining major strips p. 126-128
Mirror Classic Cartoon Collection, Mike Higgs, London: Hawk 1998
  • Contains 2 Garth strips - 1 by Bellamy - The manhunt
Newspaper Strip Society Newsletter No 2 July 1980 
  • Part page interview with Jim Edgar (by John Dakin)

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Newspaper Strip Society Newsletter No 4 Feb 1981 
  • 'In conversation with John Allard'

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Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 5 July 1976 
  • Garth artist dies 
  • Front cover column (185 X 35mm) Small photo of head
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 6 July 1976 
  • Death of a famous illustrator: The man who made dreams come true by Tony Smith 190 X 300mm
  • Large photo of FB in canvas chair
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 4 July 1977 

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Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 1 March 1978
  • Bob to open show of his hero's art, by Tony Smith 
  • 190 X 190mm column
  • Photo of Frank Bellamy and of Bob in the header with caption Bob Monkhouse to open Frank Bellamy exhibition running till 25 March 
  • Mini resume and interview with Bob Monkhouse
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 7 March 1978
  • [Title unknown] by Tony Smith
  • Smith's report on the actual opening of the Garth exhibition in Kettering by Bob Monkhouse with two pictures - one of Monkhouse with Nancy Bellamy looking at some Garth strips and the other of Monkhouse signing autographs for fans
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph [Date unknown 1979] 
  • Bellamy - a consumate craftsman by Tony Smith
  • Feature on Doc Garrick's book Masters of Comic Book art including a chapter on Bellamy


Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 19 April 1980 
  • The Eagle - still a high flier  by Tony Smith
  • This was a special feature on a London convention to mark the 30th anniversary of the Eagle. 
  • The magic of Frank lives on by Tony Smith
  • This included a piece about the popularity of Bellamy's artwork, the sale of two Bellamy front-page Dan Dare originals for £75 each, and interviews with Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson about their memories of Bellamy. [Thanks to Tony Smith, the author of the original piece]
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 2 May 1980 
  • Bellamy - the hidden treasures by Tony Smith
  • The 1st of a series of 3 articles by Tony Smith - Frank's widow Nancy loaned three previously unseen and unpublished original pieces which were reproduced exclusively (in black-and-white)
  • #1: a Masai Warrior - [also seen in the portfolio in Fantasy Advertiser Vol. 3: 54 Jan 1975]
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 8 May 1980 
  • Another Bellamy masterpiece by Tony Smith
  • The 2nd of a series of 3 articles by Tony Smith 
  • #2: a prowling tiger
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 23 May 1980 
  • Comic Book Master by Tony Smith
  • The 3rd of a series of 3 articles by Tony Smith
  • #3: a Spanish bullfighter in action
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 26 March 1982 
  • [Title unknown] by Tony Smith
  • Smith reviews the book High Command, featuring reprints of the Montgomery/Churchill stories from the Eagle - tying in with the launch of the new Eagle comic.
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 3 Aug 1987 
  • Funny Frank made Python laugh, by Tony Smith 
  • Pink 'Un reprint [Sat 11/10/1947] & Garth [K67] & Dr. Who [RADIO TIMES (01/01/1972 - 07/01/1972) appear in this article 
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 3 Sept 1987 
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 8 Sept 1987 
  • A tribute to Frank's art 
  • Photo of Nancy Bellamy, Councillor and Mrs Gosland at the Alfred East Gallery
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 15 July 1989
  • Page 11 Quiet side of comic genius 
  • Article on the Unseen Frank Bellamy exhibition
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 17 July 1990 
  • pp. 10-11 Frank's fun out of Africa, by Tony Smith
  • Article on Bellamy's love of all things African on the occasion of the Hawk book reprinting Fraser of Africa
  • The page of Fraser's portrait from Warrior 22, a portrait photo of Bellamy smiling, the portrait of Churchill from the end of the Happy Warrior series, a reprint of a Pink 'Un cartoon and a single frame of Fraser making the comparison about Bellamy and Fraser being alike.  

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Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 4 Oct 1997 
  • Pages 58-59 Saturday Pink 'Un takes the biscuit 
  • Double page article on the Football Telegraph with cartoons by Bellamy 
  • 60 page wraparound the normal ET celebrating 100 years!
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 27 Nov 1999 
  • Widow's joy as artist is honoured 
  • 190 X 190mm column, page 11 
  • Large photo of Nancy outside house where blue plaque is placed
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 5 May 2000 
  • Frank's work goes on show
  • Garth exhibition
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 14 March 2002 
  • pgs [21, 26-27] - labelled pages 6-7 of the What's On Guide supplement] 
  • Tribute to the art of a comic genius by Tony Smith 
  • Double page spread of Paul Holder's contribution to the Eagle exhibition in Northampton March - June 2002
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph 2 May 2002
  • pgs 28-[29?] With Corby Pole fair only days away we look at some of the …[Unknown title] 
  • Reprints cartoon "A Danish punishment" from Fri 23/05/1947
Observer 13 March 1977 "Dan Dare lands in a new battle" by Jerome Burne
  • p.6. Three columns on the issue of rights to original art. Bellamy is used as an example with reference to Nancy, his widow

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ONCE UPON A TIME: some Contemporary Illustrations of Fantasy David Larkin (Ed), Peacock Press/Bantam, 1976.
  • Short biography and 2 colour pages: 
  • Plate # 13: "Lord of the Dragons Unpublished Illustration 1975"
  • Plate # 14: "Dr. Who Front cover of the Radio Times Sept 1975" 
Panelologist #6 Aug-Sep 1976 
  • Short obituary in column on front cover- see note

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PENGUIN BOOK OF COMICS George Perry and Alan Aldridge, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1967
  • 2 pages colour, Doctor Who from Radio Times
  • Dragon-Warrior, previously unpublished 
  • Pages 71 and 75 are examples from Thunderbirds centrespreads from TV21 125 and 130
  • Index entry (p. 88, 239) 
Plaything of Sutekh Issue 1 Spring 2012

Frank's Who: Bellamy's influence on the art of the Doctor by Richard Farrell

  • pp.24-27 4 x A5 pages decribing the influence on other artists of Bellamy's radio Times doctor Who drawings.

RADIO TIMES (24/11/1973 - 30/11/1973)

Modest strip artist

  • p.4 Half page article on Edition interview for programme on 30th November 1973 (date of televised programme) and much reproduced photo (credited to Jeremy Grayson). Photo shows FB in studio holding an original Thunderbirds spread "FB: suffers agonies of diffidence bringing work to Radio Times" 
  • p.51 Programme details erroneously state he drew for the Daily Record

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RADIO TIMES (17/07/1976 - 23/07/1976)

Letters Page

  • p.65 Letter from David Driver re: death of Frank Bellamy

The Radio Times story  Tony Currie, Tiverton, Devon: Kelly Publications, 2001

Index entries for: 

  • p.134 reprint of (19/12/1970 - 01/01/1971) Family Favourites: global village in action
  • p.136 reprint of portion (in B&W) of (01/01/1972 - 07/01/1972) Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks cover

However the Day of the Daleks cover is reproduced in colour on p. 128

Saga of Garth 1995 
  • A 38 page A5 supplement to Comics Journal #28 - see CJ#28 above
  • This contains the Garth Character Sheet - Bellamy's pre-Garth examples of the character 

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Society of Strip Illustration Newsletter c.1981 
  • Don Harley on Frank Bellamy 1page
Society of Strip Illustration Newsletter c.1981 
  • "Meeting Frank Bellamy" by Peter Jackson 1page
Society of Strip Illustration Newsletter Jan 1988 
  • Frank Bellamy: a fan appreciation by Steve Whittaker 2pp, with bullfight illustration
Society of Strip Illustration Newsletter Feb 1988
  • Response to Jan 1988 article with corrections by David Jackson
Spaceship Away No. 17, Spring 2009
  • pp. 30-31 "Working on DD in the Frank Bellamy period" by Don Harley

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Spaceship Away No. 22, Autumn 2010
  • pp. 9-12, 40-42 "Don Harley recollects six decades with Dan Dare" by Don Harley.
  • In this article Harley recollects the arrival of Bellamy to the studio and how the differences in art clashed. He also specifically states he re-drew the first portrait Bellamy did of Dan Dare
Speakeasy 100 July 1989
  • Cover of Garth with headline "The Unseen Frank Bellamy"
  • 16 page insert (page numbers are separate from main sequence) of the exhibition at the Acme Press address, including Alan Woollcombe biography "Frank Bellamy: Pilot of the future" and interview with Nancy Bellamy
Strips 78 Society of Strip Illustration & Comics 103 
  • 'Frank Bellamy lives' by Dennis Hooper (ex- Art Editor of TV 21) 1pp A5 text and two b/w sample art reprints
Sufferin' Satellites (Issue 4, Mar '98)
  • Front cover - uses the unpublished Dan Dare and the back cover shows the complete mock up of the proposed Eagle re-launch which never happened 
SUNDAY TIMES (17 Aug 1975) 

"Who will win our comic strip competition?" 

  • p.27 in the Sunday Times Weekly Review Section 
  • 98 X75mm B&W illustration plus brief biography (whole section is 145X 75mm) Single panel shows "Captain Min headed for galactic planet Tosca when electric storms force him to dock on a worn out satellite"
  • Shows portrait thinking "I get a creepy feeling we're not alone…" with and monster approaching [Mentions, incorrectly, "he draws Thunderbirds currently"!]
Telegraph Sunday Magazine No. 49, 21st August 1977
  • pp. 18-22, "Where Eagles dared", by Byron Rogers
  • Three and a half colour pages on the history of the Eagle comic - one reference to Bellamy, but no relevant content. Please read note

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Techniques of fantasy art Bruce Robertson, London: Macdonald 1988 (Hardback) / Little Brown 1992 (Paperback)  
  • Page 60 Erroneous credit: "Frank Bellamy, an English illustrator of the 1960s, created space pilot Dan Dare" with a non Bellamy illustration !!!!
Thud #4, 1976
  • "Frank Bellamy" by Janne Lundstrom, pp. 14-15

 Swedish language

Timeview: The complete Doctor Who illustrations of Frank Bellamy by David Bellamy, Bournemouth, Dorset: Who Dares, 1985 
  • 55 pages. The commentary shows interesting insights into Frank Bellamy, the father
True Brit George Khoury (Ed.),  Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows, 2004
  • Frank Bellamy by Paul Holder pp34-43
  • Well illustrated biography with photos unseen elsewhere
The Unseen Frank Bellamy: The Basement Gallery, July 15 -Sept 3, 1989, UK Comic Art Convention, Sept 9 & 10, 1989. 1989 

16 pgs: ill : 30cm - Copyright: Acme Press Limited - Booklet Design: Richard Barker London: Basement Gallery

  • "Frank Bellamy: Pilot of the future" written by Alan Woollcombe. 
  • Interview with Nancy Bellamy
  • Full contents here 
The Unseen Frank Bellamy: Postcard of The Postman always rings twice 
  • Same dates but also states: "Private viewing Thursday 13th July 1989"
Warrior (2nd series) 22 (vol2:10) September 1984
  • Pages 10-16 The Frank Bellamy Interview approximate reprint of Fantasy Advertiser interview. Note: advertised on cover as "The Frank Bellamy tapes"
Warrior 1996 Spring Special / Comics International #67
  • Cover reproducing Eureka illustration in sepia on flip side of Comics International #67
Who Dares Publishing, 1987 Frank Bellamy Art Prints
  • Radio Times cover - Day of the Daleks (01/01/1972 - 07/01/1972)
  • Radio Times illustration (30/08/1975 - 05/09/75) Doctor Who - Terror of the Zygons of the Skarasen (illustration often called Loch Ness monster) 

 

WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMICS Maurice Horn (Ed.) London: New English Library /New York: Chelsea House, 1976 
  • pp. 106-107 Bellamy, Frank (1917-  ) by Denis Gifford
  • Mentioned in articles on Dan Dare, and Garth
  • pp 360-361 reproduces a Heros episode
  • p. 371 reproduces Dan Dare

note

World Encyclopedia of Comics Maurice Horn (Ed.) Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999
  • Entry on p. 125

 

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