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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.

the annuals work

BBC CHILDREN'S HOUR ANNUAL [1952]
Edited by Maye Jenkin 
pp. 80-85 "I'm proud of my father" - All black & white illustrations
  • p.80: Lifeboat and ship 
  • p.81: Cargo ship 
  • p.82: Plane landing 
  • p.85: Car hitting kerb

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reprint

BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1965

pp.117-121 "A Question of Honour" by Henry Casson - All sepia illustrations

  • Matador faces bull
  • "Deftly Madero guided the bull past him."
  • "A great mass of hurtling black flesh."
  • Boy and man walk into tunnel
BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1966

pp.4-8 "The Raid" - Author Unknown, illustrations signed and all red colour

  • Soldiers charge cannon position
  • "The landing craft were already nearing the coast." 
  • "Hart had his revolver in his hand." 
BOY’S WORLD  ANNUAL 1971

pp.23-27 "Johnny Boyland and the quail hunters" by J. T. Edson - All black & white illustrations

  • Old timer shoots in the air
  • "The County Sheriff, a townsman, and Deputy Vic Stirton were coming from the bank."
  • "Something caught Johnny's eye and a low whistle broke from his lips."
  • "'Don't turn, Deputy!', Orzy's voice ordered from behind."
  • "Vic angled two shots upwards…Eggars caught both bullets in the chest and reeled."

pp. 78-79 "White Rhino" by Sydney J. Bounds - All black & white illustrations

  • Rhino lassoed
  • "The rhino hooked its horn under the chassis and lifted."
reprint
EAGLE ANNUAL 5 [1956]

pp.37-40 "Pull the ring and you're a caterpillar: The enthralling story of the Irvin airchute" by Reginald Taylor - All black & white illustrations

  • Figure jumping from aeroplane
  • "The crowd thrilled with excitement as the parachutist floated earthwards."
  • "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."
  • "A body came away from the plane and hurtled earthwards." 

No publication date exists in the annual and no date appears on the cover. Date obtained from Eagle comics adverts

EAGLE ANNUAL 1966
  • pp.89-96 "Heros the Spartan" [No title] 
  • 1 colour page
  • 2 colour centrespreads
  • 1 colour page
Gold Star Gift book for Boys 1972
Look and Learn Annual 1983
  • p.65 "WWI PILOTS" reprints Look and Learn #450
SWIFT ANNUAL No. 2 [1956]

pp.8-10 "Running Buffalo: the story of a young Indian boy who longed to be a hunter"

  • Indian boy watches council fire
  • "With growing excitement Grey Eagle watched the line of Indians as they raced at full speed towards the mass of buffalo."
  • "Swinging his horse to the left and shoving his knees into the animal's sides, Grey Eagle galloped towards his brother."

pp.100-101 "The runaway slave" by Chad Varah - 2 page B&W picture strip

No publication date exists in the annual and no date appears on the cover. Date obtained from inscription stating 'for Christmas 1955)

THUNDERBIRDS [1967]
  • Colour cover (copyright 1966)

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TV CENTURY 21 [1967]
  • Colour cover (copyright 1966)

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Wham Annual 1972
  • p. 15. Colour page reprinting Eagle Vol.16:36 (04/09/65) "Arms Through the Ages: No. 6: The floating mine"

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