Still Blaising A Trail
♦ Our friend John Freeman over at downthetubes has just alerted us to an auction this weekend of Modesty Blaise strips with the proceeds going to a very good cause…
East Bristol Auctions will be selling a number of Modesty Blaise strips this Saturday October, to raise funds for a dedicated local charity.
Anna Gow, a fund-raiser for St. Peter’s Hospice, Bristol, recently donated a set of six original Modesty Blaise London Evening Standard strips that had belonged to the late Paul Woods, a longtime fan of the series, to the Hospice .
He’d chosen them to represent favourite aspects of the strip characters, and to represent the work of all five artists who drew episodes of Peter O’Donnell’s much-loved adventure strip over the years – Jim Holdaway, Spanish artist Enrique Badía Romero, John M. Burns, Patrick Wright and Neville Colvin.
They will be going up for auction on Saturday 21 October, as part of East Bristol Auctions latest Games, Trains & Automobiles sale, which also includes a Corgi Man from U.N.C.L.E. car, Robotech action figures and much more.
“The Hospice provided fantastic care and support to Paul during his last year,” explains Anna, who has contacted to numerous Modesty Blaise fan groups to promote the auction “and I would naturally like the panels to fetch a good price for the Hospice funds.
“But equally importantly, I really want those panels to go to someone who enjoys and admires the work of Peter O’Donell as much as Paul did.”
Tripwire’s editor-in-chief JOEL MEADOWS interviewed Peter O’Donnell many years ago for the Judge Dredd Megazine.
Here’s the downthetubes story with thanks to John Freeman