ADVERTISING AND MEDIA

FRANK BELLAMY - ADVERTISING & MEDIA


INTRODUCTION
Wall Wonderman
(from Look and Learn #381 (3 May 1969)
Frank worked, with "no formal art training", as he said himself, , in Blamire's Studio in Kettering, from 1933 to 1939 before his National Service. He created many cinema advertising boards and advertisements for his local paper, before spreading his wings in national comics and magazines on his return from the Army. After his long stretch on comic strips he again turned to a profitable area of his past, advertising. Things moved on and he created full colour brochures, posters, point-of-sale material and even drawings for TV animated advertising.


KEY

Some adverts, particularly in children's comics, have only been listed once and their first instance, where known. They may have appeared in other places - I'm happy to be told!



BBC DOCTOR WHO , 'Radio Times Win a Dalek Competition 1972'
  • An illustration commissioned for use as a giveaway to entrants of the 'Radio Times Win a Dalek Competition 1972'. It shows Jon Pertwee and two Daleks. "This certificate has been awarded to [blank] for the entry in the Radio Times Win a Dalek Competition which was displayed in a special exhibition in London March - April 1972"
BBC DOCTOR WHO EXHIBITION, Blackpool, 1976 
  • An illustration commissioned for use on promotional posters and leaflets for the Blackpool exhibition of 1976 with Tom Baker's Doctor
  • Small promotional poster (slightly smaller than A4) An example of the wording added -  see article
BELL AND HOWELL -  in  MOVIE MAKER June 1967
  • The Optronic Eye: Report on the Bell and Howell Optronic Eye Super 8 camera in action pp 309, 311, 313 Three black and white pages with comic strips
BRITISH OXYGEN CORPORATION c. 1976-1977
  • Two frames from "Swade" (from Ally Sloper no. 1) according to a report in Illustrators May-June 1977 by Denis Gifford - not yet found)
COMICON '75 ART in COMIC MEDIA NEWS No 21  July/August 1975
COMICON '76 ART in COMIC MEDIA NEWS No 25  March - April 1976
  • p.12 Black and white  with circle and '76'- Comicon '75 art (event: 21-22 August 1976)
CORBY POLE FAIR 1947 
CROSSE & BLACKWELL BAKED BEANS - in COUNTDOWN and  LOOK AND LEARN
  • "Life as it was 600 years ago" 1 page colour, medieval knights (unsigned) appeared in Countdown #12 (Week ending 8th May 1971) p.10   and Look & Learn  1 May 1971 No. 485, p.26
DAILY TELEGRAPH series - see WORLD'S PRESS AND ADVERTISERS' REVIEW below

FARNBOROUGH AIR DISPLAY POSTER c. early 1970
  • 3 heads watch 3 ascending Concorde shaped aircraft - apparently used on London Underground
GERRY COTTLE'S CIRCUS POSTERS 1976 
  • Khalil Oghaby - Strongman and car "Mighty strongman for Persia. First time ever!"
  • Khalil Oghaby - Strongman and elephant - "He lifts an elephant!" "Mighty strongman for Persia. First time ever!"
  • The Sensational Cimarro Brothers - "The Walk of Death!" All three can be seen here
GIBBS DENTIFRICE in EAGLE 
  • Eagle Vol. 2:42 (25 January 1952), p. 5 - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay - 5 panels (with code: GD 311-1505) Dragon looks at 'young Jimmy' through telescope
  • Eagle Vol. 2:46 (22 February 1952), p. 12  - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay - 5 panels (with code: GD 312-1505) Dragon enters bathroom
  • Eagle Vol. 3:2 (18 April 1952), p. 13  - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay - 5 panels (with code: GD 313-1505) Dragon in tank attacks No.14
  • Eagle Vol. 3:6 (16 May 1952), p.13 - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay - 4 panels (with code: GD 314-1505) Dragon in submarine attacks boat
  • Eagle Vol. 3:11 (20 June 1952), p.13 - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay- 5 panels (with code: GD 315-1505) Dragon sends rocket to blow up the Smiths' "ivory castles"
  • Eagle Vol. 3:14 (11 July 1952), p.13 - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay - 4 panels (with code: GD 316-1505) Dragon gets telegram and heads to Cliff House
  • Eagle Vol. 3:19 (15 August1952), p.13  - Reprints Eagle Vol. 3:2 (18 April 1952)
  • Eagle  Vol. 3:24 (19 September1952), p.13  - Commando Gibbs versus Dragon Decay -5 panels (with code: GD 326-1505) Dragon dresses as Policeman on bike
  • Eagle Vol. 3:33 (21 November 1952), p.5 - Reprints Eagle Vol. 3:6 (16 May 1952)
  • Eagle Vol. 3:36 (12 December 1952), p.13 - Reprints Eagle Vol. 3:11 (20 June 1952) - All the above can be seen here
JOE 90 COMIC (advert for #1)
  • First advert in TV21 for Joe 90 # 1 with cover by Bellamy was in TV21 209, (18 January 1969) 
LETRASET
LYONS MAID: DINOSAURS c. Jan 1976
LYONS MAID: SPACE 1999 February 1976
  1. Rocket & Asteroid
  2. Rocket crashes
  3. Trajectory drawings (X3)
  4. Space man
  5. Space man head
PORTAKABIN Jan 1971
  • "Portakabin: the logical conclusion" - 4 page leaflet in full colour. Signed and dated 1/71 with a code number (referring to the Portakabin PK type cabin advertised) 262PK1/71
SAVE THE CHILDREN c. Oct 1968 
  • 4 (or 8) page leaflet in full colour
SLAZENGER
  • 1/2 page 'photographic' style advert of Gary Player in Eagle Vol.11 No.26, 25th June 1960, p.8
SOUTHERN RAILWAY  c. 1935 
SUPERMOUSSE c. August 1970 
THUNDERBIRDS 6 FILM POSTER 
  • Quad poster for the film "Thunderbird 6" - First advert for the film in TV21 #184, 27 July 1968 (repeated many times elsewhere including Look and Learn #341)
WALLS ICE CREAM: DALEK'S DEATH RAY 1976
 7 drawings
'From the world of the Daleks...'
  • Daleks and the Ancient Britons
  • The Swamp Creatures of Terroth
  • When the Daleks Flooded the Earth!
  • The Grenium Invisibility System
  • The Cyclops Z-Ray
  • A Dalek Deep Space Battle Cruiser
  • Dalek Officer - see all of these here
WALLS WONDERMAN

  • "Walls Wonderman and the Martian Inferno" (For example in Valiant 4 April 1970) - available here
  • "Walls Wonderman and the Bridge of Terror" (For example in Valiant 25 April 1970) - available here 
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS AND ADVERTISERS' REVIEW: The national weekly for press and advertising. Vol. 46:1187 (14/12/1951), p.2
  • "Christmas greetings" Daily Telegraph series: Ribbon, Father Christmas, DT and the swirl at the bottom are in red Not signed - All WPN Bellamy work can be seen here
 WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 46:1192 (18 January1952), p.2
  • "Spacebuyer" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 46:1197 (22 February 1952), p.2
  • "Woman’s Page" Daily Telegraph series - Not signed
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 47:1200 (14 March 1952), p.2 
  • “Motoring” Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 47:1205 (18 April 1952), p.2 
  • “Theatre” Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB 
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 47:1207 (2 May 1952), p.2 
  • “Who is Peterborough?" Daily Telegraph series - Not signed
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 47:1209 (16 May 1952), p.2
  • Reprint of 2 May 1952
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 47:1215 (27 June 1952), p.2
  • “Here’s the sport" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1217 (11 July 1952), p.2
  • “Cross Words" Full page B&W with red colour spots Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB 
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1219 (27 May 1952), p.2
  • Reprint of 11 May 191952
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1223 (22 August 1952), p.2
  • “Features that pull No. 8: The City" Daily Telegraph series - Not signed
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1227 (19 September 1952), p.2
  • “Features that pull No. 9: Films" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1231 (17 October 1952), p.2
  • “Features that pull No. 10: Books" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1235 (14 November 1952), p.2
  • “Features that pull No. 11: Special Features" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB Norfolk
WORLD'S PRESS NEWS Vol. 48:1239 (12 December 1952), p.2
  • “Features that pull No. 12 “Father Christmas and the New Year”" Daily Telegraph series - Signed FAB


FRANK BELLAMY MEDIA


INTRODUCTION
Alien creatures for BBC Focus


I'm sure Frank had no idea in his early career illustrating film 'stand-up figures' for cinema lobbies, that he would get involved more directly with the new medium of television, let alone in producing a very visible film poster and starring on some programmes as himself!


KEY

Timings are based on found recordings

1957 [ITV: Unknown] 2 or 3 October 1957
  • News article on ITV about the publication of Bellamy's strip on Churchill, the "Happy Warrior"
1960 BBC: FOCUS: 16 May 1960
1967 ITV: THE AVENGERS 17 February 1967
  • "The Winged Avenger" c.30 colour illustrations. The programme was produced November/December 1966 and broadcast in the UK & USA: 17 February 1967 . This was the 5th Season Episode #110 (1st colour season) 
  • We believe there were also some unused illustrations - see all relevant images here
1973 BBC: EDITION Friday 30 November 1973
  • Interview with Barry Askew. Bellamy drew Barry Askew (with POW! lettering) for Edition appearance on-screen [8 minutes 24 seconds]
  • An article also appeared in the Radio Times
1974 ITV: QUICK ON THE DRAW 19 June 1974
  • Bellamy was guest artist on this programme hosted by Bob Monkhouse Produced 16 April 1974 Broadcast:19 June 1974 [3 minutes 11 seconds]
1976 BBC: LOOK EAST 9 March 1976
  • Interview at Kettering We suspect Bellamy drew his interviewer [9 minutes 18 seconds]
1976 ITV: ANGLIA TV: ABOUT ANGLIA: Chris Young Interview 1976
  • Chris Young interviews Frank Bellamy in Geddington, where we see various pieces by Bellamy as well as him drawing Garth, [4 minutes 46 seconds]


FOOTNOTES

The Avengers Calendar 2005: celebrating 40 years of Emma Peel,  Slow Dazzle
  • Designed by Paul Holder, The December page features a montage from The Winged Avenger episode

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