MAGAZINES

FRANK BELLAMY - MAGAZINES LISTING


INTRODUCTION to Magazines

Everybody's Weekly 1 October 1955
Frank's start in art began in advertising, but he showed his flexibility when moving into single gag cartoons for the footballing section of his local paper. After being accepted by Norfolk Studios in London he soon got work in mainstream magazines. He  really shone in the magazines he drew for during the fifties. Due to his comics workload in the sixties he had little extra time to do illustrative work until he gave up "Thunderbirds" in TV21. In the seventies he broke into the prestigious Radio Times and Sunday Times, both national publications.

We have included fan magazines and convention brochures in this section

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



Action 21
AFFINITY No. 29 (June/July 1950)
A short story magazine published by Gerald Swan Ltd
  • Colour cover of male and female tennis players - signed - see article
BOOK OF LIFE Part 53  (1969)
Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia Of Human Mind And Body (In 105 Weekly Parts)
  • pp.1457-1461 "Hygiene in surgery" 5 half pages in colour strip form
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:6 (March 1952)
"There's a jungle on your doorstep!" by Alan C. Jenkins, pp.32-33.
  • 2 page B&W scraperboard of 2 otters, one eating an eel - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:7 (April 1952)
"Mr. Quills wakes up" by David Stephen, pp.40-41
  • 2 page B&W scraperboard of a fox approaching a hedgehog. "The vixen reached down. Mr Quills felt her hot breath through a chink in his armour" - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:8 (May 1952)
"Elephant hunter" by C.T. Stoneham, pp.24-25
  • 2 page B&W illustration of an elephant charging a man. "He saw the long yellow tusks thrusting at him and dived sideways..." - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:10 (July 1952)
"Phantom buffalo" by Gerald Wyatt, pp.24-25
  • 2 page black/red illustration of Indian riders chasing a white buffalo - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:11 (August 1952)
"No welcome" by Geoffrey Morgan, p.25
  • 1 page B&W illustration of three men in car. "...I pressed the other end of the spanner in his back" - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 74:12 (September 1952)
"Devil-Lion" by C.T. Stoneham, pp.24-25
  • 2 page black/green tonal drawing "A tall shaggy form came out of the leaves behind him…monstrous, terrible." - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:1 (October 1952)
"Man eater" by Tom Roan, pp. 24-25
  • Colour cover of "Man Eater" showing a lion & tiger fighting
  • 2 page black/orange drawing "Congo the great was billed as the most vicious man-eating lion in the world. But his real enemies were the circus "cats" and a typhoon gave him his chance." - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:2 (November 1952)
"Whitey" by William MacMillan, p.44
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:3 (December 1952)
"River to nowhere" by Hugh B. Cave, pp. 28-29
  • B&W tone drawing "Suddenly the chief's son screamed a warning…" - see article
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:5 (Febraury 1953)
"Death of a gangster" by Alan C. Jenkins, p.45
  • B&W Scraperboard of a pike grabbing a trout 
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:6 (March 1953)
"Dry country" by C. T. Stoneham, p.20
  • Colour cover of "Dry country" showing a rhino face on
  • B&W Scraperboard "Rhinos will always find water, even in strange country. But they have poor sight…"
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:8 (May 1953)
"Caravan" by Michael Hastings, pp. 20-21
  • Colour cover of "Caravan" - a camel charge with riders
  • B&W tone drawing "I shared the fire with traders from Amman. One of them was a thin man with restless eyes."
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 75:12 (September 1953)
"Vivo the wild colt" by Ross Salmon, pp. 20-21
  • Colour cover for "Vivo" - colt rearing and cowboy lassoing
  • B&W tone drawing "As I saw the colt dead in line, I twirled the loop of the lariat for the last time and threw"
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:1 (October 1953)
"Stormy round-up" by Ross Salmon, pp.50-51
  • 2 page B&W (wash?) of a cowboy lassoing a steer
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:2 (November 1953)
"Speckle faced deer" by Ross Salmon p.28
  • Scraperboard of a deer caught in a net
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:4 (January 1954)
"Bird research" by R. S. R. Fitter, pp.28-29
  • Black/blue line drawing of birds round the border of the text
"Jungle terror" by Ross Salmon, pp.36-37
  • Scaperboard "The giant boa was powerless to stop the solid coat of ants from eating him alive"
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:5 (February 1954)
"White rhino" C. T. Stoneham, p.29
  • B&W tone "The elephant lurched forward, thrust his long tusks under the rhino's body and heaved like a steam shovel."
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:7 (April 1954)
"Dwarf jaguar" by Ross Salmon, p.26-27
  • B&W line drawing "Linda, Gata and Mico were the first three members of my private zoo."
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:8 (May 1954)
  "The siege of the man-eating jaguar" by Ross Salmon pp.28-29
  • Orange/black line drawing "With a lightning blow of its massive paw, the jaguar crushed the dog's skull."
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:9 (June 1954)
"Kubosko" by Keith Horan pp.34-35
  • B&W tone "There was a horrible gulping sound as three of his own children disappeared down Kubosko's throat."
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 76:10 (July 1954)
"Tico" by Ross Salmon, pp.30-31
  • 2 page B&W wash of two Venezuelans lassoing a  calf
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 77:3 (December 1954)
"The road ahead" by Hugh B. Cave, p.18
  • Colour cover of "The road ahead" (credit on inside story)
  • B&W line drawing of boy fishing on lake and racoon watching
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 77:5 (February 1955)
"Killers of the Arctic" by Alan C. Jenkins, pp. 22-23
  • B&W line drawing of a lynx about to pounce from a tree
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 77:11 (August 1955)
"My friend Bunda" by Keith Horan, pp.38-39
  • 2 page scraperboard illustration of a langur monkey and cobra
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 77:12 (September 1955)
"Death in the grass" by Keith Horan, pp. 32-33
  • 2 page 2 colour illustration of a spider attacking a mouse
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 78:5 (February 1956)
"Warning shot" by Jack Cox, p.32
  • B&W illustration "He saw Gunnar leap to his feet and glance round wildly" - I don't believe this is Bellamy despite the credit on the page - it appears more like Neville Dear
"Trapped by wild boar" by Ross Salmon, pp. 44-47
  • 1 page B&W illustration of wild boars at foot of tree
BOY'S OWN PAPER Vol. 78:6 (March 1956)
"Kaarpa the ermine" by John Bancroft, pp.34-35
  • 2 page 1 colour illustration "Even as the blood-eager Kaarpa ran in to fasten on the hare's jugular, the shadow of those terrible smothering wings fell across him."
Century 21
COMIC MEDIA No 9  March 1973
COMICON 71
COMICON 1973
COMICON 1975
COMICON 1976
Comicon 78
  • Signed cover with cowboy facing the viewer, firing gun, hat hung down his back and body cut off below the gunbelt - colour figure on white background. "[…] drawn by the late Frank Bellamy especially for the 1972 Comic Convention." - See article
Comicon '81
  • Booklet B&W wraparound of title and fantasy/comix images. Cowboy with his back to viewer; Heros-type figure with sword behind 'CON' letters with mountain behind him; on right evil character in black cloak. "half of the piece that Bob Monkhouse owned which I have had photographed and was for Comicon 71. The bottom right corner (under claw) has been blocked in to read '81' whereas before it said '71'". - See article
COMICS 101 March 19-21 1976
  • "A greeting from Garth" pen & ink of Garth in an A5, same as in Ally Sloper #1. 80 page illustrated B&W booklet for Comic Convention 1976 on the anniversary of British comics birthday (according to Gifford) - See Article
DISC (25th May 1974)
  • "Garth! Comic hero lives!" Full colour cover (16" X 12") signed
  • 3 interior illustrations of Garth - see Article
EUREKA! No 3 Vol.2:3 c.1971 
  • Cover of warrior with sword and shield pointing to top left with his right arm. In the background a 'witch doctor' type figure looks ahead with staring eyes and a vulture on the right
EVERYBODY’S WEEKLY (17th September 1955)
"Gorillas were my neighbours" by Fred Merfield (Part 1)
  • pp.18-19 Signed red tonal pencil of man facing gorilla. "As I started to rise, the gorilla made for me, showing long yellow teeth, and letting out the most terrible scream I had ever heard".
EVERYBODY’S WEEKLY (24th September 1955)
"City of sinister silence" Part 2 of "Gorillas were my neighbours" by Fred Merfield
  • pp.18-19 Small orange tonal pencil illustration of a hut with man in front. Signed orange tonal pencil of a black horseman throwing a spear. "When he was fifty yards away he suddenly reined in his horse and flung a spear towards us"
EVERYBODY’S WEEKLY (1st October 1955)
"Leopard in the night" Part 3 of "Gorillas were my neighbours" by Fred Merfield
  • p.18 Small orange tonal pencil illustration of a small leopard face with glowing eyes
  • pp. 18-19 Signed 2 page orange tonal pencil of an African dance by firelight. "His dance was quite unlike anything I had ever seen. He writhed and jerked his body in a fantastic way"- see article
EVERYBODY’S WEEKLY (8th October 1955)
"My doctor was a chimp" Part 4 of "Gorillas were my neighbours" by Fred Merfield
  • p.29 B&W pencil on orange tonal drawing of a hornbill. "Horace, the white hornbill, was undisputed leader and mentor of my gang. A wise and wily old bird, he could lay a wooden egg!"
  • p.29 3 Africans and a chimp "Dr. Bo-Bo's most remarkable accomplishment was the way she dealt with 'jigger' (tiny fleas). You presented your feet and left the rest to her."
FANTASY ADVERTISER Vol. 3:43 May 1972
FANTASY ADVERTISER Vol. 3: 50 Nov 1973
  • Interview with Frank Bellamy by Dez Skinn and Dave Gibbons - see Articles about Frank Bellamy
FANTASY ADVERTISER Vol. 3: 54 January 1975
  • B&W Portfolio and character studies for Fraser of Africa 5 pages black and white showing Bellamy's sketches for Fraser, includes a double page portrait of Fraser. See Unpublished page for differences between what Alan Davis discovered and what was published
HOME NOTES (23 February 1951)
"Don't envy Louise", by Nancy Pearce
  • p.15 B&W pencil "Louise pushed at him with her hands. 'Don't spoil our evening like this, Terry!'". - see Article
HOME NOTES (16 March 1951)
"Something to remember" by Margaret Bathe
  • p.7 B&W pencil "'It's not my fault', he said angrily, 'if you wanted luxury, you should have married some other man'." - see Article
HOME NOTES (30 March 1951)
"Nicholas comes to dinner" by Norah Smaridge
  • p.6 B&W pencil "Sylvia wanted him for what he could give her, but Patty, shyly and secretly, loved him with all her heart." - see Article
HOME NOTES (27 July 1951)
"Impatient heart" by Judith Blaney
  • p. 15 B&W tonal "'Oh darling!', she whispered, ' I thought you would never come home'". - see Article
HOME NOTES (30 November 1951)
"It happened on Sunday" by Constance Howard
  • pp.12-13 B&W double page illustration "'I can't go on any longer,' she said, 'it's too much to bear'". - see Article
LILLIPUT Vol. 34:4 #202 (April 1954)
"Que-Fong-Goo" by Gerald Durrell
  • pp.66-69 6 B&W illustrations of a lizard; Skull and lizard; Hunter scares natives by waving lizard; Hunter on balcony smoking; Hand clutches lizard; portrait of the 'Fon' - see Article
LILLIPUT Vol. 34:5 #203 (May 1954)
"War Party" by W.R. Burnett
  • pp.48-64 Full page sepia of cowboy with superimposed apache head; B&W Sequoia and rider; B&W man hiding in rocks; B&W posse; B&W 2 men watching from rocks- see Article
LILLIPUT Vol. 35:1 #205 (July 1954)
"The drifters" by John Prebble
  • pp.71-72 B&W illustration of "Johnny Owens stepped up to us, measured the blow and hit my father across my face with the back of his hand"; and of a meeting at a ranch house - The August 1954 edition of Lilliput reproduces the illustration of a man hiding in rocks (p.53 of May 1954 Lilliput) on the letter page
LILLIPUT Vol. 36:3 #213 (March 1955)
"The raid to get Rommel" by Sandy Sanderson
  • pp. 45-47 3 illustrations in ochre tones of a British soldier shooting out of window; a portrait of Rommel with swastika in background; 2 English soldiers running with VC in background
LILLIPUT Vol. 36:5 #215 (May 1955)
"Trick justice" by John Prebble
  • pp.32-34 3 illustrations in ochre tones of a gunman examining a dead body; a portrait with Ace of Diamonds in corner; and a portrait
LILLIPUT Vol. 37:1 #217 (July 1955)
"The demon bushranger" by Dal Stivens
  • pp.56-61Full page ochre colour of man on ground shooting man near house. B&W illustration of man with arms raised between 2 men - On the artboard for one illustration in this story, Bellamy has had a picture rejected. For a fuller description, go here
LILLIPUT Vol. 39:1 #229 (July 1956)
"Shaved by the sheriff" Author unknown
  • p.61 Cowboy falls back in his chair whilst being shaved by man pulling gun on him - see Article
LILLIPUT Vol. 39:6 #234 (December 1956)
"Men with horse" by Allan Swinton
  • pp.51-53 Header with cowboy and Indian on horses in  ochre colour.Mounted Indian turns and fires arrow (cliffs in background). Cowboy rides into distance (cactus in foreground)
MAN ABOUT TOWN (Spring 1953)
  • Colour cover
  • p. 171Profile of the artist - see Article
MENOMONEE FALLS GAZETTE no.81, July 2nd, 1973
  • Letter from Bellamy in response to query sent to him by the editors - see article 
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette contained various Garth reprints - See separate page
MEN ONLY (July 1954) "Tigrero!" By Sasha Siemel
  • p. 93 B&W illustration of jaguar attacking man.
  • p.109 B&W illustration of man attacking jaguar - signed 'FAB'
MEN ONLY (September 1954)
"Nick the Greek - greatest gambler of all" by Richard Donovan & Hank Greenspin
  • p.93 B&W illustration of six men gathered round card table
  • p.119 B&W illustration of man having penicillin shot to his foot - signed 'FAB'
MEN ONLY (March 1955)
"Alone she fights the bull……." by Patricia McCormick
  • p.85 B&W illustration of McCormick as Matador fighting a bull - signed 'Bellamy'
  • p.89 B&W illustration of McCormick being thrown by the bull - signed 'Bellamy' - see Article
19 MAGAZINE ('19') (February 1975)
"King Kong" Author unknown
  • p.3 Contents page has B&W of King Kong taken from other pages
  • p.66-67 Double page colour spread collage of King Kong (in B&W) against man's hand, barbed wire - Signed - see Article
OUTSPAN (9 September 1955)
"Yesterday's Dream" by Erica Thomas
  • p.19 Single page full colour of man and woman by lake - "He held her for a moment before letting her go." 
  • p.20-21 Double page in sepia /red? of a buggy racing through a storm - "A storm was boiling up in the dark swollen clouds overhead."- See Article
OUTSPAN (23 September 1955)
"Kudu hunt" by Eileen Paul
  • pp.32-33 Double page B&W of a hunter pausing near a Kudu
OUTSPAN (21 October 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 1: "Into the unknown"
  • Colour cover of astronaut on planet
  • pp.22-23 Double page full colour astronaut in capsule supervised by 2 men - "Macklin watched the slender red second hand…"
OUTSPAN (28 October 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 2: "First stop, the Moon"
  • pp.28-29 Double page of two astronauts jumping down from a space capsule - "This may be Eddie Payne's body…"
OUTSPAN (4 November 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 3: "Trial in Venus"
  • pp.32-33 Double page of astronaut falling by a ray of light
OUTSPAN (11 November 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 4: "Escape to danger"
  • pp.36-37 Double page of two astronauts climbing down from landed vehicle
OUTSPAN (18 November 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 5: [?]
  • p.71 Single page of girl and man looking through porthole "You should have told me," the girl was saying: "The Saakori are upon us and the space barriers are down. It may be too late to build up power"
OUTSPAN (25 November 1955)
"Timeliner" by Charles Eric Maine. Chapter 6: "Farewell to Thoa"
  • p.69, p.71 Single page of astronaut letting go of belt "…with a supreme effort of will he forced his fingers to open and relinquish their grip"- The 7th installment of Maine's story (published 2nd Dec 1955) has no Bellamy illustrations
OUTSPAN (10 February 1956)
"Fear is a spotted cat" by Elaine Mans
  • pp. 19-21 Single page of fearful woman with leopard skin on wall behind - "If I should step outside and a leopard should be waiting…" Double page of leopard poised to spring - "Lifting her heavy limbs for a final effort, she fell against the rock, lying upright against its coolness" - see article
OUTSPAN (17 February 1956)
"The Satan flower" by Peter Monnow
  • pp.22-23 Double page of man and boy in long reeds - "Dick saw a gleam of silver in the sunshine. Soon the entire rocket lay exposed" - see Article
OUTSPAN (21 September 1956)
"I was stalked by a panther" by Edna Henkel
  • pp.40-41 Double page orange tonal "I released the catch of the torch and the light shone on a tawny shape with wide jaws and red glaring eyes… a shape which was in the act of springing. I fired blindly." The author of this article, Edna Henkel, wrote a grateful letter to Bellamy saying he'd "drawn a figure that looks like me without having seen me" and she goes on to mention that Wide World might publish some of her stories - see Article
RADIO TIMES
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (5th October 1969)
"A young artist dreams of success. But will he make it?" By Robert Lacey
  • Colour cover shows 'Fred Blenkinsop' - artist on a train, dreaming about various bigwigs holding his portfolio
  • p.7 B&W crop of image
  • pp.62-63 Double-page comic strip spread titled the 'Weary pilgrimage of Fred Blenkinsop'
  • p.64 Third page comic strip in colour
David Sylvester sent a letter to Bellamy complimenting him on this strip feature and mentions he is the model for the critic in the Blenkinsop strip

THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (16th November 1969)
"Playwright's progress" by Frank Norman
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (23rd August 1970)
"Last of the Great Inventions Drawn by Frank Bellamy and written by Tony Osman"
  • [no page number - see note] Two thirds colour page and full colour page - see Article
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (13th September 1970)
"Call the heart squad" by Tony Osman
  • Cover - small part of cover shows Morris van racing to victim
  • pp. 18-21 Two and a half pages of colour strip
  • The contents page also shows a panel reprint - See also Radio Times (11 December 1971 - 17 December 1971, p.59) for what appears to be a direct swipe of this cover by another artist
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (11th October 1970)
"Jam Today" by Stephen Mullin
  •  p.27 B&W medium sized picture strip of Supertrafficman!
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (6th December 1970)
"A discreditable exercise" by Robert Lacey
  • pp. 22-23 Full colour double-page spread about credit checking
THE SUNDAY TIMES (COLOUR) MAGAZINE (25th April 1971)
"Inside racing" by James Cox
  • p.7 Reprint of one panel in B&W on contents page
  • pp. 22-23 Full colour double-page spread about horse racing- see Article
WELCOME ABOARD (Issue number unknown - 1970)
  • pp. 20-21 "John Adams in Birth of a nation" Double page spread in colour- see Article
WIDE WORLD Vol. 128 (January 1962)
"The toughest prey" by Douglas Lockwood
  • pp. 2-3 Double page spread in B&W wash of man on horse riding alongside a buffalo aiming rifle
  • p.5 Half page black and white wash of crocodile bumping a man out of a boat.
"Killer wind" by George Goldsmith Carter
  • p.20 One third page B&W illustration of three men rowing in rubber dinghy - see Article

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