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.
|Dreamy Daniel. SPARKY, 1972.|
(Incidentally, that Bash Street spread features an early appearance of the pets who would become the Bash Street Dogs and Cats. Take a closer look...)
Gordon Bell's artwork had a very pleasant and amusing quality about it. As Peter Gray said over on his blog, Gordon was excellent at drawing funny facial expressions. His work was always joyful and solidly professional.
My condolences to Mr.Bell's family and friends at this sad time.
The Courier has published an obituary with more information on the artist's long career: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/obituaries/courier-fax-cartoonist-gordon-bell-1.225836
|SPARKY No.372, March 4th 1972|