Doctor Who Influences

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Phoenix wrote:
philcom55 wrote:Sorry for straying so far from your original topic btw Peace. These flights of fancy seem to take on a life of their own at times!
Isn't that half the fun, Phil? The other half of course is being able to complain when Admin's off-topic jackboots stamp all over it.
To be brutally honest, we're as likely to take the topic off down the road less travelled as anyone. :lol:
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standby4action wrote:...And to prove that, Phil do you have a date for this book - and is it published by Blackie? I have a copy of one - no date - with a Raymond Sheppard illustrated story ("Ginger of the Big Top")
Sadly there's no date on the book Norman, and even more regrettably it doesn't contain any Raymond Sheppard art. Both the cover and interior illustrations were supplied by David Walsh, with some great images of postwar London. The publisher was 'Bulldog Books' aka 'Publicity Products London', while it was printed by Purnell & Sons.

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While we're on the subject of 1950s illustrators - and taking this thread even further from Doctor Who in girls' comics - I wonder what Norman's opinion of this tiny, unsigned 1956 illustration from Lilliput no.229 is?

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Personally I'm in two minds, but there are enough similarities to Frank Bellamy's style (particularly the nearside boot and leg) to make me think that he could have drawn it. Beyond that I can't think of any other Lilliput contributors who'd be more likely candidates.

(For those who don't know Norman maintains a couple of superb websites dedicated to Frank Bellamy and Raymond Sheppard, and is a leading authority on the work of those two fine artists).

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philcom55 wrote:I wonder what Norman's opinion of this tiny, unsigned 1956 illustration from Lilliput no.229 is?
Personally I'm in two minds, but there are enough similarities to Frank Bellamy's style (particularly the nearside boot and leg) to make me think that he could have drawn it. Beyond that I can't think of any other Lilliput contributors who'd be more likely candidates.
Do you know there are days when I feel stupid Phil. I spotted this after buying the magazine for the excellent Raymond Sheppard illos and suspected I missed it when browsing the Lilliputs in the British Library as I made no note. Since then I have it down as Frank Bellamy's work and I will now blog about it
philcom55 wrote: (For those who don't know Norman maintains a couple of superb websites dedicated to Frank Bellamy and Raymond Sheppard, and is a leading authority on the work of those two fine artists).
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And Phil I have now added this Bellamy to the blog and checklist but you sent me off looking at my Lilliputs so I added a Sheppard article and one to the Visual Rants blog too! Time to lie down!!

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