Martin Asbury (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink on BoardSize:
20" x 5" (520mm x 135mm)Date:
Signed by Artist 2nd panelThis is the Signed original Pen & Ink drawing by Martin Asbury.
Garth is smashed back in time by a bomb blast and finds himself in a wrestling match. Martin Asbury took over the artwork on the death of Frank Bellamy who had been the artist since 1971. He worked on the feature from 1976 until 1997 when the strip's original run finished. He also wrote some of the later episodes.
This is a wonderful dynamic example of the style Asbury brought to the feature. Garth's Science Fiction based adventures ran for over 50 years with the first episode making it's debut in July 1943. Again there is a fantastic sense of balance and dynamic balance in this piece.
Original artwork for the Garth strip published in the Daily Mirror 12th February 1979.