Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Gordon Bell 1934 - 2014

Blimey! It's another blog about comics!: Gordon Bell 1934 - 2014: Spoofer Mc.Graw. SPARKY 404 (Oct,14th 1972) Sad news just in that the cartoonist Gordon Bell suddenly passed away last week, on February 13th 2014 at the age of 79. 

Love that last panel with all the cats ....the pups in snow is always fun.. -There are many comic artists I love a lot...this is one of them...it has influanced my own cartooning...the expression...movement..keeping it simple..as a child I used to copy (not trace-!) the Pup Parade they were nice rounded shapes to draw and each character was different and unique...always fun Bones and the skull and crossbones blacking it out with a felt pen.

His art is a joy to look at and eagerly turned to in The Beano of the 70's and 80's Pup Parade..
See link to his name at my blog to see his many other strips he drew for The Beezer..Buster and Nipper ,The Dandy..etc..

My thoughts and prayers are with Gordon's family and friends at this sad time..Peter Gray

Thanks Cameron Clark for the message..
Sorry to say that Gordon passed away on Thursday 13th Feb. Fanatic that he was, he was working on new cartoons up until a few days before his death, and even managed a last cartoon while lying in bed a few hours before his death. He will be sorely missed. 

1 comment:

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Well this is a shock...

I'd grown to like his work more and more as I got older, always fun to look at and immediately recognisable.

RIP to him.