Welcome to frank bellamy - the checklist

During the research for this list of Frank Bellamy's work many items were unearthed that were never published during his lifetime. 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

We 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- feedback @ frankbellamy.co.uk

 

the unpublished work

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.
Aircraft and three children #1
  • Colour: 3 jets (similar to Concorde) and vapour trails rising, with three children’s’ heads observing - girl with long blonde hair in the middle

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Aircraft and three children #2
  • Colour: 3 jets (similar to Concorde) and vapour trails rising, with three children’s’ heads observing - girl with short blonde hair wearing a headband in the middle
Alan Lake's birthday card
  • Diana Dors' husband received a hand drawn birthday card

Unseen - can you help?  
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Alan Tracy and Brains of Thunderbirds character sheet
  • Colour: Full length profile of Alan and frontal of Brains in space suits and helmets. Plus profile helmet shot of Alan
  • Are these designs the items sent to Don Harley for reference (mentioned by David Jackson in his list)?

Alan Tracy of Thunderbirds character sheet
  • Colour: Full length frontal and profile of Alan in space suit with no helmet but 'plastic bag' over head
  • Are these designs the items sent to Don Harley for reference (mentioned by David Jackson in his list)?

Alien picture
  • 1 drawing of an alien sitting atop an eye in black &  white on tracing paper

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Alien pictures
  • 2 drawings of aliens in black, white and grey, mounted on black card with Bellamy's signature on the card 

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The Boy David character sheet
  • "Eagle back page colour strip" showing designs for David's hair, clothing and script, gourd and short dagger
Breakaway. a Mark Fox story, London: Armada. 1976
  • Bellamy worked up a rough but it was ultimately rejected - see Alan Davis' site for what we believe is the item

see also The first goal

Chilli Willi outline sketch 
  • (Almost) single line drawing: Cowboy and gun profile and 'Chilli Willi' letters coming forward out of picture
Colorado by William MacLeod Raine Brown 
  • Brown and white colour: Indian chief with mock-up text 
  • It is unknown why this was produced. Can you help? Email us: feedback @ frankbellamy.co.uk
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

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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'

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Dan Dare  
  • Operational uniform designs for new look - c.1959
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

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Dan Dare 1st page by Bellamy 
  • (Dan Dare head redrawn by Don Harley) - see Man who drew tomorrow, p.123
David Bellamy baby sketch 
  • Black & white pencil - David in pram with reins on. Dated and signed 21/07/46
David Bellamy #2 baby sketch 
  • 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

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Fantasy figure
  • Colour:Man in robe (covering head) holding shield with 'tiger' snake monster behind - brown/yellow inks. Produced for auction at Comicon 71

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Fantasy piece 8 X 10 inches
  • Colour: 4 panels integrated in landscape fantasy picture signed - 
  1. On the left is a sword
  2. Swordsman, army in distant background
  3. Close up of left side of face with eyes drifting around it - black background
  4. 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 
The first goal. a Mark Fox story, London: Armada. 1976 · Hardcastle, Michael. 
  • Bellamy worked up a rough but it was ultimately rejected - see Alan Davis' site

see also Breakaway

Fraser of Africa -African map
  • Black & white (?): Fraser's head in the centre of a map of Africa. Signed
Fraser of Africa -sketches / character studies #1
Fraser of Africa -sketches / character studies #2
Fraser of Africa -sketches / character studies #3
  • Black & white: Full length Fraser reproduced in Fantasy Advertiser #54· 5 heads of Fraser - 4 of which are reproduced in FA #54; 1 in FA #54 is different. 2 sitting Frasers reproduced in FA #54;· Hat reproduced in FA #54 
Fraser 'portfolio' - see Safari
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

Green Buddha 
  • Signed green drawing of Buddha with shafts of light in background. White highlights on Buddha
  • Possibly used for a book/ magazine
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 - but deleted - from 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?

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Horse Artillery sketch 
  • Black charcoal/pencil(?) drawing of three mounted soldiers pulling an officer(?) in a cart through a burnt out village. Signed in block letters  GNR. FRANK A BELLAMY

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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?) 
King Solomon's Mines
  • 3 spreads are known to exist of this proposed series - Terry Doyle owns one of these fascinating pieces of comic history - see note for all three

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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 
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, however, below the accepted picture is a note saying "THIS ONE ONLY"
Lions and zebra 
  • Colour oil painting: Dead zebra in foreground with 2 male lions looking towards the viewer

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Lion, lioness and zebra 
  • Colour watercolour: male and female lions in profile with dead zebra and mountain in background 

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Lion on savannah 
  • Colour painting: Lion raises head straight and roars - savannah background 

note

Lioness and zebra 
  • Orange background with black and white pencil - circular fight - no background - signed Frank A Bellamy

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Look East March 1976
Masai warrior #1
  • Brown tonal small portrait of Masai warrior with headress and neckband
Masai warrior #2
  • Brown tonal portrait of Masai warrior with spear at left 
Masai warrior #3
  • Portrait with spear - warrior has large circular earring. Painting in monochrome on 'parchment'  
Matador and bull 
  • Black and white tonal study: 'Speed' lines at edges to indicate motion, signed
Matador and bull #2
  • Brown and white tonal study: Bull's head on left attacking bullfighter who swishes his cape
Mexican bandit 
  • Colour: Half frontal head peering round an undrawn wall 
Mirror Magazine Weather Satellite
  • Picture of the earth from space with 9 transportation/communication objects and a satellite beaming to them
  • We've searched the whole of the Daily Mirror's magazine supplement in the early 1970s, but with no luck. Can you help? Email us at: feedback @ frankbellamy.co.uk
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 Pgs 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 12/1/70-30/5/70)
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
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 9/11/644
  • Pair of sketchy nudes: Elke Perton
  • Miss Delapont lying between 2 chairs

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Para Jose Vera Jurado - Cordoba. "Guardines del espacio" 
  • Colour: Toreador with Thunderbird 1 acting as 'bull'
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 Editon TV programme appearance 
Robin Hood
  • Black & white with an inscription "Best wishes to Marvin Wolfman" and signed Frank Bellamy

note

Robin Hood's Bay Yorkshire
  • Sepia 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

note

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 

note

Safari
  • 9 panel single comic strip in colour of a Masai tracker and 'B'Wana' tracking Simba the lion. 

note

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"
  • OTHERS?

 

Soldier sits on railway station (LastTrain? - see note)
  • Colour pencil on grey paper: soldier sits on a metal wheeled trolley with parcel in front of him

note

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

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Tiger face 
  • Colour study: Tiger with glowing eyes on a leather/parchment background
Treasure Island 
Water buffalo
  • Brown and white tonal study of water buffalo head
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'

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Wild horses
  • Sepia coloured illustrations (for a magazine?)  2 sketches of old man and boy out hunting and a group of horses 
Winged Avenger - Avengers episode - "Which beauty shall be my August bride?"

Black and white unfinished pen and ink of the Winged Avenger differing from the broadcast version - see Mike Noon's Avengers Illustrated site. In the programme the women in the shot have a woman facing the viewer; this does not 

 

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".
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