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Fairy Tales by Gerry Embleton - Illustration

Fairy Tales

21 x 18.5 cm (8.27 x 7.28 in.)


Gerry Embleton started making comics at the age of 15, working on comics like “Strongbow the Mighty” (1958), Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and Kansas Kid (1959-62).
He worked closely with his brother Ron Embleton.
From 1961 onwards, he was better known for the comics he made in full colour, including “Riders of the Range”, “Stingray”, “Colonel Pinto” and, above all, “Dan Dare”. He also made “Olac the Gladiator”, which was later continued by Don Lawrence.
He was also known for his illustrations for e.g. “Look and Learn”.

In the seventies, he focused more on his work as an illustrator, but he simultaneously also worked on comics (including Catweazle)

He made these beautiful fairy tale watercolours for the magazine O.U.T. around 1970.

About Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton began as a comic strip artist, and worked on TV Century 21 in the 1960s. He later began working in children's educational illustrations and then advertising. He also paints landscapes and was the first artist to work on the new Dan Dare in 1982. In 1983, he moved to Switzerland. He lives in Prêles near Neuchâtel. He is now best known as an illustrator of military and historic subjects. He has illustrated more than 40 titles for the military publisher Osprey. In 1998, he founded a company called Time Machine that works with museums all over the world, specializing in vivid displays with 3D figurines. Gerry Embleton is a founding member of the Company of Saynt George, a living-history association. His book "The Medieval Soldier", co-authored with Tolkien illustrator John Howe, had a big influence on the living-history hobby as a whole. He is the brother of Ron Embleton.

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marcelinswitch Superbe ! Quelle force d'évocation.
Oct 29, 2019, 7:59 PM