Tuesday, 22 June 2010
A FISTFUL OF BELLAMY
Frank Bellamy from a 1973 interview with Dez Skinn and Dave Gibbons
''I'd love to draw the Sergio Leone Dollars films in strip form. Not just the Dollars films because they where big successes but any Spaghetti western''
in 1976 Ally Sloper magazine issue 1 printed a three page strip by Frank of a western strip called Swade inspired by Sergio Leone
it was sadly one of the last things Frank drew so as a tribute to these visionaries here are the 1960's movie posters of the Dollars movies,
like Frank i love these movies for the style the music and the characters all three films are brilliant the movie posters are great too all painted and still look great to look at.
A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS 1964
A FEW DOLLARS MORE 1965
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY 1966
and Frank Bellamy's Swade
i love this work for it's design layout use of shadow and action there are no word balloons or thought boxes just art ,these pages still show what a great craftsman Bellamy was my thanks to the The Frank Bellamy Checklist's Norman Boyd who was kind enough to send me the Swade pages
the dollars movies copyright MGM Studios
Swade copyright Frank Bellamy