“From wandering upstairs with a script in his hands... a few hours later a beautifully presented piece of artwork would appear... It was an instant explosion onto the board... Like watching a magician, the quickness of the hand deceiving the eye."
So writes David Bellamy of his father, Frank Bellamy, one of Britain’s greatest dramatic illustrators who revolutionised the picture strip with his dynamic style and brilliant draughtsmanship. David shares his personal observations of his father at work and recalls the man behind the pen that produced nearly three decades of outstanding illustration.
Frank Bellamy enjoyed a worldwide reputation and in 1972 received the ‘Best Foreign Artist’ award from the American Academy of Comic Book Arts.