Observer 13 March 1977 "Dan Dare lands in a new battle" by Jerome Burne

"Today 14 art editors and designers will meet off a studio off Piccadilly to select the 200 illustrations and designs that will make up the Association of Illustrators '77 exhibition and annual. But although the successful entrants will gain prestige, they may not get the chance to sell the originals of their work, for amazingly there is considerable legal disagreement as to who actually owns original artwork"

These are the opening lines of an article that focuses on an issue that was fought at the same time in American comics. Bellamy is highlighted as he died the previous year and Nancy his widow "now lives on a 15 a week pension" yet held few of the originals.

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