UNPUBLISHED

FRANK BELLAMY - UNPUBLISHED WORKS

INTRODUCTION
King Solomon's Mines (c/o Terry Doyle)
During the research for this list of Frank Bellamy's work many items were unearthed that were never published during his lifetime or have not yet been found in publications. Some have seen print since as illustrations for articles on Bellamy and various generous people have some scattered around the Internet so I suppose they are published, but hopefully you see why they are in this section

I have decided to list these in alphabetical order based on their 'given' or assigned title. Until an illustrated book appears, this will be the best we can do.

This section is the hardest of the whole site. If you own or know of the origin of any of these pieces we would be grateful to hear your story and see a scan or photo


AFRICAN CAPE BUFFALO
  • Brown and white tonal study of Cape Buffalo head gazing directly at viewer
AFRICAN CAPE BUFFALO #2
  • Brown and white tonal study of Cape Buffalo skull
AFRICAN TRIBAL DANCE
  • Red pencil on light brown background: crudely drawn figure dancing next to large drum (with two skulls attached). God-like figure on right.- see Alan Davis' website
ALAN LAKE'S BIRTHDAY CARD
  • Diana Dors' husband received a hand drawn birthday card
ALAN TRACY AND BRAINS OF THUNDERBIRDS CHARACTER SHEET
  • Colour: Full length profile of Alan and frontal of Brains in space suits and helmets.
  • Profile helmet shot of Alan. These designs were sent to Don Harley for reference (mentioned by David Jackson in his list and via Alan Burrows/Bob Monkhouse communications) - see article 
ALIEN PICTURE
  • 1 drawing of an alien sitting atop an eye in black & white on tracing paper  - see Media page
ALIEN PICTURES
  • 2 drawings of aliens in black, white and grey, mounted on black card with Bellamy's signature on the card - see Alan Davis' website
THE BOY DAVID / David the Shepherd King CHARACTER SHEETs
  • "Eagle back page colour strip" showing designs for David's hair, clothing and script leather shoulder strap, gourd and short sword (dagger)
  • Head three-quarters profile
  • Three profile portraits - all the above may have been in a single folder
BREAKAWAY
  • A Mark Fox story, London: Armada. 1976 Bellamy worked up a rough but it was ultimately rejected -   - see Alan Davis' website for what we believe is the item . See also First Goal below
CASTROL OIL advert
  • Three row, 7 panel page, which was rejected by the commissioning agency in April 1971 (paid £65) - see Alan Davis' website
CHILLI WILLI OUTLINE SKETCH
  • (Almost) single line drawing: Cowboy and gun profile and 'Chilli Willi' letters coming forward out of picture see Alan Davis' website 
COLORADO by William MacLeod Raine Brown
  • Brown and white colour: Indian chief with mock-up text It is unknown why this was produced, but could be part of a portfolio to show hiring studios - see Alan Davis' website.
COMIC STRIP
  • 2 rows with 8 panels showing horse-riders observation of a farmhouse, helicopter with pilot being forced at gunpoint,  snipers(?) on ground facing horse-riders, helicopter taking off and army soldiers and planes around the houses. I have no idea where this might have been published or for whom it was produced - see Alan Davis' website
COMICON 71 (not actually published - used later)
  • Cover - various figures around the Comicon71 lettering including from left to right: Hooded unknown man; half Garth face; mountain climber with helmet; Eagle figure part of the letter 'M'; Rocket ship takes off from letter 'I'; cowboy drawing gun; Heros figure with sword and skull mountain behind; letter 'N' has claw which holds the '71'; mysterious black figure - see article
 COMICON 73 (not actually published - used later as Comicon75)
  • Cover - helmeted warrior swishing a pennant of 'Comicon' on a grid like structure in which appear a cloaked figure; a girl with an empty thought balloon and the numerals 73 with eye in the '3' - see article
DAN DARE
  • Operational uniform designs for new look - c.1959 - see article
DAN DARE
  • Mustard coloured uniform holding ray gun with a circular space station and astronaut in background (black & white), all on red background. Published in Sufferin' Satellites fanzine - see article
DAN DARE 1st page by Bellamy
DAVID BELLAMY - BABY SKETCH
  • Black & white pencil - David in pram with reins on. Dated and signed 21 February 1946
DAVID BELLAMY - BABY SKETCH #2
  • Black and white ink wash - David holding rattle. Signed but no date.
DOCTOR JANET BROWN
  • Black and white with three portraits and a single panel showing Doctor Janet Brown's name on a plaque - see article
FANTASY FIGURE
  • Colour:Man in robe (covering head) holding shield with 'tiger' snake monster behind - brown/yellow inks. Produced for auction at Comicon 71 - see article
FANTASY PIECE
  • 8x10 inches, Colour: 4 panels integrated in landscape fantasy picture signed -
  • On the left is a sword
  • Swordsman, army in distant background
  • Close up of left side of face with eyes drifting around it - black background
  • Main frame is of barbarian and seer (plus 2 other men) pointing to top left. Vultures sit on a tree branch which predominates with a receding mountain with skull on top Signed  - see article
FARNBOROUGH ROUGHS

1) Aircraft
2) Aircraft and three children #1
  • Colour: 3 jets (similar to Concorde) and vapour trails rising, with three people’s heads observing - girl with long blonde hair in the middle - see Alan Davis' website
3) Aircraft and three children #2
  • Colour: 3 jets (similar to Concorde) and vapour trails rising, with three people’s heads observing - girl with short blonde hair wearing a headband in the middle - see Alan Davis' website 
 FIRST GOAL
  • A Mark Fox story, London: Armada. 1976 Bellamy worked up a rough but it was ultimately rejected - see Alan Davis' website for what we believe is the item . See also Breakaway below
FRASER OF AFRICA -AFRICAN MAP
  • Black & white (?): Fraser's head in the centre of a map of Africa. Signed - see article
FRASER OF AFRICA -SKETCHES / CHARACTER STUDIES #1
FRASER OF AFRICA -SKETCHES / CHARACTER STUDIES #2
  • Black & white: 4 figures: Cook/Porter; Gun bearer/ Tracker/ Skinner - Not published in Fantasy Advertiser #54
FRASER OF AFRICA -SKETCHES / CHARACTER STUDIES #3
FRASER 'PORTFOLIO' - see Safari

GARTH - CHARACTER SHEET
  • Six images of Garth most likely used as guide to Art Editor of how Bellamy's Garth would look. see article
GARTH FIGURES
  • Black & white: 7 panels various poses of Garth and one of woman with signature
GARTH AND 'CHEST' - QUICK ON THE DRAW
  • Produced during the TV programme
GARTH - "ALL THE BEST NANCY"
  • Garth with the 'red top' Daily Mirror with a headline "Garth in Notting..." 29 cm wide / 11.5 inches wide  see article
GARTH - "Daily Mirror at the Fisherman's Cot"
  • Garth with the 'red top' Daily Mirror with the headline "at the Fisherman's Cot" - see article
A GREETING FROM GARTH - rough
GREEN BUDDHA
  • Signed green drawing of Buddha with shafts of light in background. White highlights on Buddha Possibly used for a book/ magazine such as Gerald Swan
HEROS CHARACTER SHEET
  • Coloured inks showing three plane views of Heros plus in black and white his helmet, breastplate, shield and armband 
HOMBRE
  • Single double page spread: Wordless action sequence inspired by Leone's westerns. Seen in background of studio photo and mentioned by name in an unpublished interview in 1974. It looks very similar in content to the Swade Ally Sloper strip. Did it have to be adjusted for this publication? - see article
HORSE ARTILLERY SKETCH
  • Black charcoal/pencil(?) drawing of three mounted soldiers drawing an officer(?) in a cart through a burnt out village. Signed in block letters GNR. FRANK A BELLAMY see article
JOE90 COVER
JOHN BULL
  • Black & white: John Bull leading small child with a 1973 sash (- implying New Year - the year the UK joined the European Union / Common Market?) not found in the Daily Mirror - see Alan Davis's website
KING SOLOMON'S MINES
  • 3 spreads are known to exist of this proposed series and Alan Davis has the preparatory work on tracing paper showing the positioning of speech balloons - see article 
KNIGHT, CASTLE AND GIRL
  • Colour: Castle on hill, girl coquettishly looking over shoulder at kneeling knight in armour. Deer running in background. Signed bottom left. Early piece
LAST TRAIN - see Soldier in station

LILLIPUT ILLUSTRATION
  • Black & white: illustration of man in trees confronting cowboy. This appears on the same board as an illustration for Lilliput Vol. 37:1 Below the accepted picture is a note saying "THIS ONE ONLY" which explains the lack of publication
LIONS AND ZEBRA
  • Colour oil painting: dead zebra in foreground grass with 2 male lions looking towards the viewer- see article
LION, LIONESS AND ZEBRA
  • Colour watercolour: male and female lions in profile with dead zebra and mountain in background. Dickins of Buckingham auctioneers had this for sale describing it as 15" x 21 1/2" Provenance: Purchased from artist's widow Nancy Bellamy. - see article
LION ON SAVANNAH
  • Colour painting: lion raises head straight and roars - Savannah background
 LIONESS AND ZEBRA - ABSTRACT
  • Orange background with black and white pencil - circular fight - no background - signed "Frank A Bellamy"- see article
LIONESS AND CUB #1
  • Colour picture of lioness holding cub in her mouth walking from right to left - see Alan Davis' website
LIONESS AND CUB #2
LOOK EAST MARCH 1976
  • Drawing of interviewer as it's mentioned in interview feature on Look East?
LUNAR MODULE
  • Black and white inked completed Lunar Module with pencil figure sketched in for size comparison - see Alan Davis' website
MARCO POLO CHARACTER SHEET
  • Labelled the "Travels of Marco Polo" and showing three portraits
MASAI WARRIOR #1
  • Brown tonal small face-on portrait of Masai warrior with elaborate animal headdress  - see Alan Davis' website
MASAI WARRIOR #2
  • Brown tonal portrait of Masai warrior with large spear at left, thin band head-dress and animal hair covering neck
MASAI WARRIOR #3
  • Portrait with large circular earring, spear and partial shield - painting in monochrome on 'parchment'  - see article
MASAI WARRIOR #4
  • 530mm x 610mm. Pencil and pastels drawing on black paper/card of portrait of Masai warrior with spear (triangular shaft)  and shield with necklace of animal hair - see article.
MASAI WARRIOR #5
  • Side portrait with earring and necklace - bottom right signed - see article
MASAI WARRIOR #6
  • Indistinct portrait with spear and shield looking almost metallic (due to photo) - see Alan Davis' website
MATADOR AND BULL #1
  • Black and white tonal with 'speed' lines at edges to indicate motion, signed, showing matador and bull facing viewer - see Alan Davis' website
MATADOR AND BULL #2
  • Brown and white tonal study: Bull's head on left attacking bullfighter who swishes his cape - strong diagonal - see Alan Davis' website
MATADOR AND BULL #3
  • Black and white tonal study: back view of matador with bull behind running from left to right - present to friend 2 July 1965- see Alan Davis' website for a dark version - I suspect this is because of photograph
MATADOR AND BULL #4
  • Brown abstract tonal study: matador sword on left with outline of bull - see Alan Davis' website
MATADOR AND BULL #5
MEXICAN BANDIT
  • Colour: Half frontal head peering round an un-drawn wall -see article
MIRROR MAGAZINE WEATHER SATELLITE
  • Picture of the earth from space with 9 transportation/communication objects and a TIROS 9 or ESSA 1 satellite beaming to them.  I've searched the whole of the Daily Mirror's magazine supplement in the early 1970s, but with no luck.
MODESTY BLAISE - EVENING STANDARD
  • 3 unpublished strips of Modesty Blaise. Information taken from Eagle Times Vol 3:4 Winter 1990 "Frank Hampson and Modesty Blaise" by Steve Holland pp. 33-37. Bellamy tried out for the Modesty Blaise strip. Code numbers #2100, #2101, #2102 which would have appeared in The War-Lords of Phoenix strip (#2044-2162 ran from 12 January 1970-30 May 1970)  
NANCY BELLAMY #1
  • Early portrait with signature of Nancy's face and neck. Brown, red, and blue pencil drawing. Comparable but not the same as the one published in the Alan Woollcombe interview with Nancy Bellamy  
NANCY BELLAMY #2
  • Colour: Pastel of Nancy nude and lying on front. Tonal study  
NANCY BELLAMY #3
  • Life study of topless Nancy in flamenco skirt. Orange coloured study - see article
NUDES
  • Black & white / blue pencil: various nudes drawn whilst Bellamy ran and organised life classes. There are many in existence and we have listed some:
    • Reclining woman on sofa with dress pulled up to expose upper legs
    • Side nude standing with hands on chair back with name on rear of image: Angela Mansi - dated 22/2/65
    • Woman in shadows (curtain backcloth?)
    • Woman seated on drape - full frontal -both signed
    • Woman with headscarf: Sophia Garland 3/5/65 £10
    • Woman adjusting headscarf: Sophia Garland 03/05/653
    • Topless flamenco: Anna Marita 9/11/64.
    • Pair of sketchy nudes: Elke Perton Miss Delapont lying between 2 chairs  - see articles
PARA JOSE VERA JURADO - CORDOBA. "GUARDINES DEL ESPACIO"
POW!
  • Barry Askew: "Edition POW!, that's one man's view of me sitting here in the studio". Bellamy apparently produced a drawing for the his Edition TV programme appearance 
RAILWAY SCENE #1
RAILWAY SCENE #2
ROBIN HOOD (Half length)
  • Black & white with an inscription "Best wishes to Marvin Wolfman" and signed Frank Bellamy
  • Richard J. Arndt's excellent Marvel B&W Horror Magazines Checklist  (hosted by Peter Brandt on the equally excellent www.enjolrasworld.com) says
    "Marv Wolfman is now [September 1974] listed as editor (a job he’d been doing since at least #3 [October 1973])" Marv made a request of Bellamy asking if he would be prepared to contribute to the Marvel Black & White range. Nothing came of it and sadly we didn't get to see Bellamy's take on those Marvel horror favourites!

ROBIN HOOD (Three-quarters length)
  • Tonal colour of 3/4 length Robin Hood signed Frank Bellamy 
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, YORKSHIRE
  • Black and white (pencil?)drawing: Houses on edge of Robin Hood's Bay, signed and title lettered by Frank A. Bellamy  
ROMANCE ILLUSTRATION #1
  • Woman in red sitting on chair leaning on her arm, whilst holding tissue in other hand. The man behind her sits at a table reading a magazine, looks up pensively. Ashtray in foreground and Burmese(?) lion statue to rear - see article
ROMANCE ILLUSTRATION #2
  • Man in grey suit talks to blonde woman in light blue suit. In background is country cottage with light on, which also appears to the left of the figures, presumably for a book cover - see article
ROMANCE ILLUSTRATION #3
  • Woman in red strapless evening dress and long white evening gloves leans on back of chair facing away from man who looks over his should at her (520mm x 730mm /  20.5" x 29") - see article
SAFARI
  • 9 panel single comic strip in colour of a Masai tracker and 'B'Wana' tracking Simba the lion.
SAFARI 'PORTFOLIO'
  • Grey folder with coloured pencil drawings of "professional hunter character in Eagle strip" Cover has zebra pattern and the word 'safari' (in the same lettering as the Safari strip above) Full length figure of -what will be - Fraser with the words above in block lettering "Suggested costume of professional hunter character in Eagle strip" I wonder if there are other contents as Bellamy did the portfolio in Fantasy Advertiser #54
THE SAINT newspaper tryout
  • Three newspaper strips in black and white based on Leslie Charteris' character for Beaverbrook Newspapers syndication agency - see Alan Davis' website
SOLDIER SITS ON RAILWAY STATION (LAST TRAIN?)
  • Colour pencil on grey paper: soldier sits on a metal wheeled trolley with parcel in front of him - This is a pastel on rough thin paper of a serviceman on a station waiting for a train. Not published as far as I know. It might have been called Last train which appears in the Kettering & District Art Society (KDAS) Exhibition Catalogue of 25 May-15 June 1946. - see Unpublished list
SPACE ASTRONAUT
  • 4 panel image showing astronaut manipulated by strings, by the astronaut stretching his arm from right to left. One panel shows rocket taking off and on the right the background shows dollar signs. In the middle is a face of an astronaut - see Alan Davis' website
THUNDERBIRDS COMIC STRIP
  • Black and white: 8 panels, showing 2 men in 'the Spider' craft, climbing up a mountainside. John Tracy appears in the last panel - see article
TIGER
  • Black and white: three quarter tiger pouncing to bottom left.  - see article
TIGER FACE
  • Colour study: Tiger with glowing eyes on a leather/parchment background - see article
TREASURE ISLAND
  • Colour: Long John Silver with mock-up text It is unknown why this was produced, but could be part of a portfolio to show hiring studios - see Alan Davis' website
WES SLADE
  • Black & white: two strips: 1) Two panels. Cowboy rides into Camante town and asks old-timers about a hotel. Signed and numbered simply '1' 2) Three panels. Cowboy rides into town and asks old-timers about whether there's a 'quack' in Camante. Signed and numbered simply '2'  - see article
WILD HORSES
  • Sepia coloured illustrations (for a magazine?) 2 sketches of old man and boy out hunting and a group of horses  It is unknown why this was produced, but could be part of a portfolio to show hiring studios - see Alan Davis' website
WINGED AVENGER
  • "Which beauty shall be my August bride?" Black and white unfinished pen and ink of the Winged Avenger. Another version appears with coloured ink in the broadcast
  • Winged Avenger crashing through window with silhouette
  • "Elma Peem - beautiful but dangerous - she must be eliminated" black and white ink with red lettering - mentioned but not seen in the programme - see article for full scans
WINGS
  • Paul McCartney's band - design of winged figure "Wings" illustration for Paul McCartney was originally commissioned for the cover of a solo album by Paul's wife Linda under the project title of "Linda and the Red Stripes". - see article

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