We have a winner to the Artists' Quiz: TOAD! Well done, amphibious one! A nice mini Salvage Craft donated by Moonbase will wend it's way to you this week. Congrats!
The Questions from Andy B were:
1. Who designed the poster for the Gerry Anderson film Thunderbird 6?
2. Name the artist who took over Captain Condor from Ron Forbes in Lion comic in the 1960s?
3. What strip is he better known for illustrating?
4. Name the artist who created “Space Ace” in Lone Star comic & went on to do occasional work for TV21?
5. Which TV21 strip cartoon artist went on to illustrate work at the Prehistoric and Romano British Department of the British Museum?
And the Answers from TOAD were:
1. Frank Bellamy.
2. Geoff Campion.
3. Jason January, Space Cadet.
4. Ron Turner. 2066 extract pictured.
5. Eric Eden pictured.
Photograph of Eric Eden posing when he worked for the Dan Dare studio.
Eden was incorporated into an opening frame of a Dan Dare page as a blue-skinned “Atlantine” of Venus.
Frames from Eden’s Lady Penelope.
Pictures courtesy of Andy B
Some further notes by Andy B:
Ron Turner - Space Ace was his own creation, and featured a great variety of space ships. In TV21 he concluded The Daleks strip on the back page, but also worked on TV21 specials and in the annuals. Some of the illustrations on the future news page also seem to be his work.
Eric Eden - here I confess to a mistake - Eden worked in the Mediaeval and Later Department of the British Museum. His work can be seen in the volumes recording the extraordinary ship burial at Sutton Hoo. Eric Eden worked on The Daleks in TV21 and filled in on Zero X, but his best work was on Lady Penelope, where his skills at designing futuristic machinery are very evident. Eden had initially worked on Dan Dare, where he was responsible for the airbrush work and some of the hardware. Despite his skills at designing spaceships and the like, he disliked machinery, refusing to have a vacuum cleaner or washing machine in his home, and rarely using the telephone.