BOOKS AND ANNUALS

FRANK BELLAMY - BOOKS AND ANNUALS LISTING


INTRODUCTION to Books

Interestingly, Bellamy illustrated few book titles. He concentrated his talents on magazine illustrations and of course, comics. It would have been extremely interesting to see his cover design in the light of some of the later 1970s pieces he did for the Radio Times, which showed his graphic design flair

KEY
Upper case titles were published during Bellamy's lifetime. Italicized items are reprints



THE BANK HOUSE TWINS
Kathleen Fidler, 1955 The Bank House Twins. London: Lutterworth Press
  • Dustjacket in colour
  •  B&W illustrations:
  • Frontpiece: "There! See! The safe door's swinging wide!"
  • p.9:The twins in profile and gull
  • p.27: "Oh Donald. Your back tyre is terribly flat."
  • p.40: "I think I can reach the dog now"
  • p.61: "The fire seems to have got a good hold"
  • p.83: In another second they were all struggling in the water
  • p.113: Borsky reached forward and grabbed her
  • p.131: He pointed the gun at Petkov - see article
BERT FEGG'S NASTY BOOK FOR BOYS & GIRLS
Terry Jones and Michael Palin, 1974. Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys & Girls. London: Eyre Methuen
  • p.30-31 "A Cowboy Story" 2pp colour, spoof western - Reprinted in Dr Fegg's Encylopedia of All World Knowledge 1984 - see article
BOY'S OWN COMPANION [No.1]
Jack Cox (Ed.), 1959. Boy's Own Companion. London: Lutterworth Press
  • p.71 ""Dry country" black and white reprint from Boy's Own Paper Vol. 75:6 (March 1953) -see BOP
BOY'S OWN COMPANION 2
Jack Cox (Ed.), 1960. Boy's Own Companion. London: Lutterworth Press
  • p.132 "Devil-Lion" black and white reprint from Boy's Own Paper Vol. 74:12 (September 1952) - this looks as if it may be another artist tracing Bellamy- see BOP
BOY'S OWN COMPANION 3
Jack Cox (Ed.), 1961. Boy's Own Companion. London: Lutterworth Press
  • p.36 "Death in the grass" black and white reprint from Boy's Own Paper Vol. 77:12 (September 1955) Originally printed in 2 colours - see BOP
  • p.178-179 "Bird research" black and white reprint from Boy's Own Paper Vol. 76:4 (January 1954) Originally in single colour - see BOP
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 1: Adventure in the 21st century
Chris Bentley (Ed.) 2009, Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 1: Adventure in the 21st century  Richmond, Surrey: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
  • Reprinting: 
    • Thunderbirds: Chain reaction - see TV21 #227-234
    • Thunderbirds: The Devil's crag - see TV21 #184-187
    • 2 Captain Scarlet covers #185 (3 August 1968) & #186 (10 March 1968)
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 2: Invasion in the 21st century
Chris Bentley (Ed.). 2009, Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 2: Invasion in the 21st century. Richmond, Surrey: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 3: Escape from Aquatraz
Chris Bentley (Ed.). 2009, Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 3: Escape from Aquatraz. Richmond, Surrey: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 4: Above and Beyond
Chris Bentley (Ed.). 2010, Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 4: Above and Beyond. Richmond, Surrey: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson [Volume 5]: Menace from space
Chris Bentley, (Ed.). 2011 Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 5: Menace from space Cambridge: Signum Books, 2011
DARK INHERITANCE
Roberta Leigh. 1954. Dark Inheritance. London: The Valentine Romance Book Club, March 1954, 232 pages
  • NOTE: The British Library have a copy of Leigh's first edition and states it was published by Hutchinson (London), 1952 with 232 pages. I notice that Hurst & Blackett and Hutchinson also had several books published under the Valentine imprint. Did they own Valentine? The Valentine Romance Club (note: readers often call it the Valentine Romance Book Club) appears to have published reprints from, at least, the mid-1950s to the 1970s. The address in this book is 5 & 6 St. Andrew's Hill, Carter Lane, London, E. C. 4.

THE DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF GARTH 1975 [Portrait format]
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975. London: IPC Limited © 1974
  • Colour cover
  • Reprinting: 
    • The Orb of Trimandias
    • Ghost Town
    • Cloud of Balthus
    • Women of Galba
    • Sundance
    • Wolfman of Ausensee
  • NOTE: This book contains strips which originally appeared with nudity. Therefore some stories either cover up the nudity or omit some strips. For authentic reproductions see the Titan Books listed below. The contents page reads "Cloud of Baltus" - dropping the 'h' and the last 2 strips of the "Women of Galba" are not included
THE DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF GARTH 1976 [Landscape format]
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1976 London: IPC Limited © 1975
  • Colour cover
  • Reprinting: 
    • The Mask of Atacama
    • The Beast of Ultor
    • The People of the Abyss
  • NOTE: This book contains strips which originally appeared with nudity. They are presented uncensored unlike in the 1975 reprint above. Also the title of the third strip is actually "People of the Abyss" - without the 'The'. "The Beast of Ultor" story is missing several episodes: the missing episodes are H61, H62 (page 53), H65 (page 54), H77, H78, H79 (page70), H116 (page 77/78).
Dracula Scrapbook
Peter Haining, 1976. Dracula Scrapbook.  London: New English Library, 1976
  • p.94, Fig. 137 reprints the picture from Radio Times (17 June 1972)
Dr Fegg's Encylopedia of All World Knowledge

Terry Jones and Michael Palin, 1984. Dr Fegg's Encylopedia of All World Knowledge. London: Eyre Methuen
  • p.94-95 "A Cowboy Story" 2pp colour, spoof western -Reprint from Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys & Girls. - see article
Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan
Tom Tully & Frank Bellamy. 2013 Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan. London: Book Palace Books (ISBN 978-1907081194), Published 10 October 2013 [Hardcover, limited edition of 600]
  • Reprints all Bellamy Heros stories including the Eagle Annual  story from Eagle
Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan
Tom Tully & Frank Bellamy. 2013 Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan. London: Book Palace Books (ISBN 978-1907081200), Published 10 October 2013 [Leatherbound slipcased limited edition of 120]
  • Reprints all Bellamy Heros stories including the Eagle Annual  story from Eagle 
  • 24 extra pages of original art scans
Frank Bellamy's King Arthur and his Knights: the Complete Adventure
Steve Holland, (Ed.) 2008. Frank Bellamy's King Arthur and his Knights: the Complete Adventures London: Book Palace Books
  • Reprints "King Arthur" by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, from Swift

Frank Bellamy's Robin Hood: The Complete Adventures 
Steve Holland, (Ed.) 2008. Frank Bellamy's Robin Hood: The Complete Adventures London: Book Palace Books
  • Reprints "Robin Hood" by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, from Swift
Fraser of Africa (Eagle Classics Series)
George Beardmore 1990, Fraser of Africa London: Hawk Books
  • 8pp introduction by Norman Wright, "Frank Bellamy and Fraser of Africa." 
  • 64 pages reprinting the three Fraser stories from Eagle
Garth Book One: The Cloud of BalthusJim Edgar, 1984. Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus London: Titan Books
  • 96 pages, introduction and checklist of Garth strips.
  • Reprints:
    • Sundance,
    • Cloud of Balthus
    • The Orb of Trimandias
    • Wolfman of Ausensee
  • NOTE: Titan reprinted the original strips (including nudity). The cover is by Martin Asbury
Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba
Jim Edgar, 1985. Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba London: Titan Books
  • 96 pages, Interesting feature of 4 pages on how Jim Edgar scripts compare to the finished Bellamy drawings. 1 page on the complete listing of all Garth stories from 1943 - 1984
  • Reprints:
    • People of the Abyss
    • The Women of Galba
    • Ghost Town
    • The Mask of Atacama
  • NOTE: Titan reprinted the original strips (including nudity). The cover is by Ian Gibson

THE HAPPY WARRIOR: The life story in picture strip of Sir Winston Churchill
Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, 1958, The Happy Warrior: The life story in picture strip of Sir Winston Churchill. London: Hulton Press
  • Reprints the "Happy Warrior" from Eagle
High Command: the Stories of Sir Winston Churchill and General Montgomery
[Anon] 1981. High Command: the Stories of Sir Winston Churchill and General Montgomery
Paperback: 9063329016, Dragon's Dream, distributed by WHS Distributors
Hardback: 9063328516, Dragon's Dream B.V.: Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands

MUSIC SESSION ONE: SUMMER 1970: BBC RADIO FOR SCHOOLS: PAWLEY'S PEEPHOLES
Music Session One: Summer 1970: BBC Radio for Schools : Pawley's Peepholes (Code:#P79)
  • 28 pages "Musical drama in three sequences based on a story by John Wyndham" Music by David Lord, Libretto: Eric Allen, Illustrations: Frank Bellamy, Producer: Jenyth Worsley - see article
MY TRUE LOVE Denise Robins 1954 My true love. London: Hutchinson / Valentine Romance Club, 232 pages
  •  Colour cover - see article
  • NOTE: The British Library does not appear to have a copy of Robin's first edition, but it appears that it was published by Hutchinson (London), 1953 with 191 pages.
NOT TOO NARROW…NOT TOO DEEP
Richard Sale, 1965 Not too narrow…not too deep London: Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers, (originally published 1936), 158 pages
OLD BONES
Herman Petersen, 1950 Old Bones London: Gerald. G. Swan, 208 pages
PICTORIAL HISTORY BOOK (Editorial board: R Haddon, Charles Harvey, Lionel M Munby, E S Wolff) [1954] London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
Thunderbirds ... danger zone
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds...Danger Zone. Goldalming, Surrey: Ted Smart
Thunderbirds ... in action
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds ... in action. Horsham, West Sussex: Ravette Books, Book 5
Thunderbirds ... in space
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds ... in space. Horsham, West Sussex: Ravette Books, Book 2
Thunderbirds ... in lift off
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds ... lift off. Horsham, West Sussex: Ravette Books, Book 4
Thunderbirds ... shock wave
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds ... shock wave. Horsham, West Sussex: Ravette Books, Book 6
Thunderbirds ... to the rescue
Alan Fennell (Ed.) 1992 Thunderbirds... to the rescue. Horsham, West Sussex: Ravette Books, Book1
Thunderbirds the comic collection
London: Egmont UK Limited, 2013, 287 pages
Thunderbirds the comic collection Volume 2
London: Egmont UK Limited, 2014, 224 pages
Thunderbirds Classic Comic Strips 
Graham Bleathman  and Sam Denham, 2001. Thunderbirds Classic Comic Strips London: Carlton Books, 160 pages
Timeview: The complete Doctor Who illustrations of Frank Bellamy
David Bellamy, 1985 Timeview: The complete Doctor Who illustrations of Frank Bellamy.  Bournemouth, Dorset: Who Dares, 55 pages.
  • The commentary shows interesting insights into Frank Bellamy, the father
  • ISBN 094848702X (Hardback) 0948487038 (Trade paperback)
TOUGH GHOSTS
William James Elliott. [1950] (1st edition: 1941) London: Gerald G. Swan, 221 pages
  • Colour Cover of red figures and blue background of cowboy and cowgirl kissing with rider shooting six guns on a horse in background - see article
WILDEST AFRICA
C. T. Stoneham, [1957] Wildest Africa London: Watson Brown / Digit Books 286 pages

INTRODUCTION to Annuals

Thunderbird Annual [1967]
Like most artists with weekly commitments to comics, Bellamy had little time left over to work on the illustrations and / or  strips contained in the annuals produced by the comic publishers, but nevertheless does interest work across three decades

KEY
British annuals that have a date in the title were normally produced in the year preceding, e.g. Boy's World Annual 1965 would be copyright 1964 and released in late Summer 1964.
Upper case titles were published during Bellamy's lifetime. Italicized items are reprints


BBC CHILDREN'S HOUR ANNUAL [1952]
May E. Jenkin (Ed.) [1952] BBC Children's Hour Annual. London: Burke

"I'm proud of my father" by Angus McVicar- All black & white illustrations
  • p.80: Lifeboat and ship
  • p.81: Cargo ship
  • p.82: Plane landing
  • p.85: Car hitting kerb - All can seen here and were reprinted in Eagle Times Vol 6: 2 Summer 1993
BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1965
Boy's World Annual 1965 London: Odhams Books Limited © 1964

"A Question of Honour" by Henry Casson - All sepia illustrations pp.117-121
  • p.117 Matador faces bull - B&W with red added
  • p.119 "Deftly Madero guided the bull past him." - B&W with red added
  • p.120 "A great mass of hurtling black flesh." - B&W with red added
  • p. 121 Boy and man walk into tunnel - B&W with red added
BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1966
Boy's World Annual 1966 London: OdhamsBooks Limited © 1965

"The Raid" - Author Unknown, illustrations signed and all red colour, pp.4-8
  • p.4-5  Soldiers charge cannon position
  • p.6 "The landing craft were already nearing the coast."
  • p.7 "Hart had his revolver in his hand."
BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1971
Boy's World Annual 1971 London: Odhams Books © 1970

"Johnny Boyland and the quail hunters" by J. T. Edson - All black & white illustrations - pp.23-27
  • p.23 Old timer shoots in the air
  • p.24 "The County Sheriff, a townsman, and Deputy Vic Stirton were coming from the bank."
  • p.25 "Something caught Johnny's eye and a low whistle broke from his lips."
  • p.26 "'Don't turn, Deputy!', Orzy's voice ordered from behind."
  • p.27 "Vic angled two shots upwards…Eggars caught both bullets in the chest and reeled." - see reprint
"White Rhino" by Sydney J. Bounds - All black & white illustrations - pp. 78-79
  • Rhino lassoed
  • "The rhino hooked its horn under the chassis and lifted."
CUTE FUN ALBUM [1951]

Cute Fun Album [1951 internal title]. London: Gerald G. Swan Ltd.

"The boy from abroad" by E. M. Sutton
  • p.30 "The man, evidently glad to get away, darted from the room" 
  • p.33 ""Please will you borrow from me?""
  • p.35 ""I imagine you'll know me next time I take your class!""
  • p.37 "The man shoved David roughly inside"
  • p.39 "He went down on one knee and kissed the man's hand"
  • p.48 ""Has someone, then, been impersonating me?""
  • p.50 "On top lay a sheet of paper which he took out and read aloud"
  • p.52 ""Did you by any chance carry two of our fellows to-day?""
  • p.55 "Grousing away to himself, Bingham let them pass" 
"Skeleton on wheels" by Lawrence Gay
  • p.72 "Away went Skelly, iron wheels grating horribly"
  • p.74 ""Stop ragging the Skeleton or else"" 
  • p.76 "He circled majestically round the quad"
  • p.77 ""If C'lumbus had stooped in bed eatin' toffee, he'd never have found America""
  • p.78 "There was a stone in the path"
"Out of bounds" by D. Cluneglas-Davies
  • p.102 ""We may be stranded here for goodness knows how long!""
  • p.103 "The grey-green hump just asked to be explored"
  • p.104 "They pushed the boat into the sea"
  • p.106 "With a flying leap the intruder was upon him"
  • p.109 "He let himself down to the ledge"  
EAGLE ANNUAL 5 [1956]
Marcus Morris [1955] Eagle Annual 5. London: Hulton Press © 1955

"Pull the ring and you're a caterpillar: The enthralling story of the Irvin airchute" by Reginald Taylor, pp.37-40 - All black & white illustrations
  • p. 37 Figure jumping from aeroplane
  • p. 38 "The crowd thrilled with excitement as the parachutist floated earthwards."
  • p. 39 "All the experience that Irvin had gained with balloons at fairs, death dives and stunt jumps, was put into the design for the new parachute."
  • p. 40 "A body came away from the plane and hurtled earthwards."
EAGLE ANNUAL 1965
Eagle Annual 1965,  London: Odhams Books Limited © 1964
  • Colour cover of Dan Dare. Read about the cover here
EAGLE ANNUAL 1966
Eagle Annual 1966. London: Odhams Books Limited © 1965
"Heros the Spartan" [No title]  pp.89-96
  • 1 colour page, 3 colour centrespreads and 1 colour page
Gold Star Gift book for Boys 1972
The Fifth Look and Learn Book of 1001 Questions and Answers (1971)
The Eighth Look and Learn Book of 1001 Questions & Answers 1975 (1974)
10th Look and Learn Book of 1001 Questions & Answers 1977 (1976)
Look and Learn Annual 1983
MIGHTY COMIC ANNUAL
Mighty Comic Annual [1953]. London: Gerald G. Swan Ltd.
SWIFT ANNUAL No. 2 [1956]
Marcus Morris (Ed.) Swift Annual Number 2. London: Hulton Press © 1955

"Running Buffalo: the story of a young Indian boy who longed to be a hunter" - Author Unknown, pp.8-10
  • p.8 Indian boy watches council fire
  • p.9 "With growing excitement Grey Eagle watched the line of Indians as they raced at full speed towards the mass of buffalo."
  • p.10 "Swinging his horse to the left and shoving his knees into the animal's sides, Grey Eagle galloped towards his brother."
"The runaway slave" by Chad Varah , pp.100-101
  • 2 page B&W picture strip
THUNDERBIRDS [1967]
City Magazines Ltd. (© 1966)
  • Colour cover of the 5 Thunderbirds
THUNDERBIRDS ANNUAL 1971
City Magazines Ltd. (© 1971)
  • Colour cover of Thunderbird 2. Interestingly the annual although names 1971 is copyright 1971 too.
TV CENTURY 21 [1967]
City Magazines Ltd. (© 1966)
  • Colour cover of Fireball XL5, Thunderbird 2, Stingray and a B&W left hand margin.The dispute exists of whether Bellamy did any or some of the colour images on this cover (The B&W is by Rab Hamilton)
WHAM ANNUAL 1972
  • p. 15. Colour page reprinting Eagle Vol.16:36 (4 September 1965) "Arms Through the Ages: No. 6: The floating mine" - see link

No comments: