Saturday 10 June 2017

Original Art: Garth on Heritage - the Mask of Atacama (G180)

G180 Garth: The Mask of Atacama by Frank Bellamy
"The Mask of Atacama" story began in the Daily Mirror newspaper on 13 July 1973. The original art from one of the episodes is available from Heritage Auction and shows Garth, and Atacama herself  who in her own words was "created only for your pleasure"!

Heritage describe the piece:
Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip G-180 Original Art dated 7-31-73 (Daily Mirror, 1973). This daily strip is titled "The Mask of Atacama." Fantastic chiaroscuro artwork from Frank Bellamy at the end of his career. Produced in ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of 20.5" x 5.25". Slight toning. In Excellent condition. From the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection. 
This story ran from 13 July 1973 - 25 October 1973 (G165-G254) and was reprinted in The Daily Mirror Book of Garth London: IPC Limited, 1976 and then in Garth Book Two: The women of Galba Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1985. It was also reprinted in the American 'stripzine' Menomonee Falls Gazette #157 (16/12/1974) - #184 (23/06/1975)- 6 daily strips reprinted in black and white, in alternative issues. The latest reprint was in the Daily Mirror running from Friday 14 September 2012 to - Monday 5 November 2012 as a 2-tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines.

Want to read more? Here's a set of 6 strips from this story

Menomonee Falls Gazette reprints
WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121724
ENDING PRICE:$525.80 includes Buyer's Premium =£412.91
No of bids: 9
END DATE: 11 June 2017

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