Thursday 12 October 2017

Original Art: Garth on Heritage - Garth: The Spanish Lady (K78)

The Star Inn, Geddington
Here's the latest strip by Frank Bellamy that appears on Heritage which comes from "The Spanish Lady" story which ran originally in 17 March 1976 - 7 July 1976 (K65-K160). It was reprinted in Garth: The Spanish Lady (Daily strips, Garth No. 3), London: John Dakin, Nov 1979 which was an A4 size reprint of 20 pages. It also appeared Garth: The Spanish Lady from the "All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips" collection - Collectors Club Editions No.3 [No date]. Its latest repint was back in the Daily Mirror newspaper itself  - Daily Mirror Wednesday 8 June 2011 - Tuesday 2 August 2011, coloured by Martin Baines

K78 episode of  "Garth: The Spanish Lady" Drawn by Frank Bellamy

Heritage describe this piece:
Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-4-75 (Daily Mirror, 1975). Frank Bellamy was a perfectionist who created some of the best color work to ever appear in British comics. His meticulously-drawn strips were always vibrant and full of life. In 1971, he began drawing the Garth strip in the Daily Mirror, which he drew until his death in 1976. This ink over graphite on Bristol [sic: CS10) daily has an image area of 20.5" x 5.25", and is Excellent condition.
If you're wondering what "Canary sack" is, which Francis Drake mentions in the first panel - Wikipedia comes to our rescue. Sir Richard Grenville has a very exciting biography which I'll leave you to explore.

Oh and before I forget, the reason for showing you the Star Inn, Geddinton is that it appears later in "The Spanish Lady" story, as Tony Smith points out in his article on Frank in the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph of 3 September 1987 (thirty years ago Tony!!)

K67 episode of  "Garth: The Spanish Lady" Drawn by Frank Bellamy
And just in case anyone is still reading this, if anyone around Geddington knows where the building is that appeared in episodes K68 and K69 below, I'd love to know. It could be in Kettering.
K68 episode of  "Garth: The Spanish Lady" Drawn by Frank Bellamy

K69 episode of  "Garth: The Spanish Lady" Drawn by Frank Bellamy


WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121743
LOT #14005
ENDING PRICE:$286.80 inc. Buyer's Premium = £218.37
END DATE: 22 October 2017

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