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5 August 2021

UPDATED: Swift comic merchandise

For those who aren't aware Swift was a companion title to the original Eagle - it was a 'feeder' title if you will - and in fact it eventually merged with Eagle. Launched on 20th March 1954 it ran until 2nd March 1963

UPDATED IMAGES ARE IN RED...

This was a recent spot on eBay - from 1959 according to the seller, 16 pages (all blank) to be filled with images cut (!) from weekly issues of Swift



and here's a lovely cardboard boomerang featuring the character Smiley!



I look at Swift spin-off annuals here

These are from friend of the blog Doug Brain...



Swift comic 25 February 1961 (volume 8, issue 8) - I like the look of this scrapbook and would love to get hold of a copy)

I looked at the Quester's book here

and there were some pin badges to be acquired too by the looks of it...


Swift paintbox! 


Previously seen images...

Swift club membership card...

...and here are the club details...

...and details of a particular exhibition

All images taken from this eBay listing. I'd heard of these but not seen them before - unfortunately, I can't even tell you how many 'issues' of the Swift birthday book there were. So I swiped these from the seller and if I ever find out any more I'll add it in...




The second Swift Birthday Book

the seller noted...
This is A RARE VINTAGE 1957 RELATED TO SWIFT YOUNG CHILDREN'S COMIC - THE SECOND SWIFT BIRTHDAY BOOK OF PUZZLES COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL ENVELOPE SENT TO RECIPIENT FROM BINN'S ROAD LIVERPOOL.

Apart from rusty staples in fabulous clean and unused condition for a 63 year old booklet as it has been kept in a drawer in it's original envelope since receiving on 09.07.1957.






Compalcomics (part illustrated lot 107 in their Summer 2013 sale (British comics section)) with birthday book 3 & 4 (plus other items) for £181 (incl. buyers premium)

and then (lot 101, part illustrated) in their Autumn 2012 auction (British section) this lot went for £150
And then I thought I'd stay on the Compal website and look at what other interesting Swift items they might ever have sold...From the auction in Summer 2012 (British section, lot 88) there were Girl / Swift / Robin Birthday and Membership Cards & Badges (early 1950s) Girl; 2 Birthday Cards Club Membership Card Badge and Compliments slip Swift; 6 Birthday Cards Club Membership Card Club Badge and six envelopes Robin: 4 Birthday Cards Birthday Club card Club Badge and Happy Birthday postcard Birthday cards and Club cards [vfn] (26) Winning bid incl. 10 Buyer's Premium: £143

Over on 'Dan Dare info' (here) I've spotted an extra Swift birthday card



Lot 101 in the Spring 2010 (British section) is described thus...Swift (1954-56) Vol 1: 1-41 Full year missing issues 11 15 22 and 26; Vol 2: 1-53 complete year and Vol 3: 1-18. With 28pg Swift Quester's Books 1 2 and 3. Vol 1 issues 1-29 front/back cover split [fr/gd] balance 79 issues [vg/fn-] (111) Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £121. The lot is unillustrated so I can't tell you what the Swift Quester books are, but they sound intriguing.

And a Tarna the jungle boy birthday card

There are some Swift comic free gifts shown here

Swift jigsaws
There were a LOT of Dan Dare / Eagle pieces of merchandise, especially jigsaws so I figured there must be some Swift jigsaws out there - here's the only one I've found so far...


4 August 2021

UPDATED: Dan Cornwell for 2000AD & the Megazine

I first got into Dan Cornwell's art when I first read Rok of the Reds a few years back, I love his art style and was delighted when his work started appearing in 2000AD. I don't read the prog regularly but I pick it up when Dan's work has been it, so I thought I'd try and list out all the issue of the prog / Megazine his work has appeared in - a 'prog slog' if you like. Listing all these out highlighted a couple of issues that I'd missed, gah!

I'm pretty confident that I've listed all his work but if you spot anything I've missed then just shout.

So then, onwards for the prog slog...


2000AD issue 2045 Judge Dredd - War buds - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2046 Judge Dredd - War buds - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2047 Judge Dredd - War buds - part 3, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2048 Judge Dredd - War buds - part 4, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2049 Judge Dredd - War buds - part 5, art by Dan Cornwell


2000AD issue 2073 Judge fear - memories are made of this, art by Dan Cornwell


2000AD issue 2081 Judge Dredd - the chosen one, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2090 Tharg's terror tale - the ticket, art by Dan Cornwell



2000AD issue 2112 Judge Dredd - the eternity hotel, art by Dan Cornwell

Judge Dredd megazine issue 405 Judge Dredd - planted - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell

Judge Dredd megazine issue 406 Judge Dredd - planted - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell

Judge Dredd megazine issue 413 Judge Dredd - bad wiring, art by Dan Cornwell


2000AD issue 2124 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2125 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2126 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 3, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2127 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 4, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2128 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 5, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2129 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 6, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2131 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 7, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2132 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 8, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2133 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 9, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2134 Max Normal - How the Max got his stripes - part 10, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2163 Judge Dredd - kill Bloopy - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2164 Judge Dredd - kill Bloopy - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2163 Judge Dredd - kill Bloopy - part 3, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2164 Judge Dredd - kill Bloopy - part 4, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2184 Judge Dredd pin-up art by Dan Cornwell

As Dan himself said on Twitter today...
Prog 2184 with a Star Scan of Judge Dredd by me. First painting in 10 years+. Acrylic on board. Should have used a less textured one. Learning curve
 

2000AD sci-fi special 2020
As Dan himself said on Facebook today...
Just noticed I have a pinup in the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special. Here's the original inks. The original is on a wall in Houston TX and was part of a twin commission for a birthday
(the actual pin-up in the special is coloured)

Judge Dredd - Cold Wars (contains reprint of War buds)


2000AD issue 2204 Judge Dredd - they shoot talking horses don'they? - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell



2000AD issue 2205 Judge Dredd - they shoot talking horses don'they? - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2217 Judge Dredd - cover art by Dan Cornwell; Judge Dredd - naked city

2000AD issue 2234 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell


2000AD issue 2235 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2236 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2237 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2238 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2239 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2240 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2241 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell (plus the cover)

2000AD issue 2242 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

2000AD issue 2243 Department K: Cosmic Chaos art by Dan Cornwell

Judge Dredd megazine issue 424 Judge Dredd - the victime of Bennett Beeny - part 1, art by Dan Cornwell

Judge Dredd megazine issue 425 Judge Dredd - the victime of Bennett Beeny - part 2, art by Dan Cornwell



Judge Dredd megazine issue 426 Judge Dredd - the victime of Bennett Beeny - part 3, art by Dan Cornwell

Cheers for all the great artwork Dan

You can follow Dan on social media @dancornwellart