Sunday, 27 February 2011

Unused Thunderball Artwork

Unused Thunderball artwork by Robert McGinnis.The original (above) was supposedly done for Playboy magazine but never used to my knowledge.This is a restored version using the print from Thomas' Hollywood Collection and his book "Licence To Thrill".

The artwork was toned down (bottom right) and used in a Italian poster
version, re-painted by Averardo Ciriello (bottom left 1) and for the production letterhead of United Artists US (bottom left 2).

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Comic Covers

More comic book covers from Zig Zag, all published in 1969. It's interesting how the artists re-used existing artwork, for example the Dr No artwork by Mitchell Hooks for the comic adaptation of Casino Royale.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

For Your Eyes Only Cover Artwork

"For Your Eyes Only", Pan G551, Third Printing 1962, Cover by J. Oval

Tribute Art

Caricatures of Jill St. John and Christopher Lee by Peter Emslie - check out his blog here.

Corgi Toy Catalogue Covers

Cover artwork for the 1966 and 1978 Corgi toy catalogues. Thanks to Scott for sharing these!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Casino Royale Pan Cover Art

Cover artwork for the paperback editions of "Casino Royale" by Pan Publishers, G198, 8th printing 1961 (l) and X232, 13th printing 1963 (r). Does anyone know who the artist is?

Sunday, 13 February 2011

007 Comics from the 70ies

Various Zig Zag James Bond comic book covers from 1970. The comics were sold in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Blond Bond

Long before the whole Craig / blond hair discussion, Pan released Casino Royale as the first paperback edition in 1955 with a blond haired Bond on the cover. Artwork by Roger Hall.

James Bond Comic Covers

Zig Zag James Bond comic book covers from 1969. The comics were sold in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. The likeness to Connery could be described as "interesting".