January 16, 2012

Modesty Blaise Dog

This has to be the oddest piece of MB merchandise I've seen yet: a Modesty Blaise dog. I'm not sure which is stranger, the item or the £700 price tag!

Unless this dog can do some really cool tricks, like break you out of a Thai gaol and bring down a crime ring while he's at it... I hope there's a misplaced decimal place in the price.

Thanks, Wayne, for sharing this gem!

January 6, 2012

Holdaway Originals in the Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum in London sounds like it is well worth a visit, not least of all because it contains some Holdaway Modesty Blaise originals.

"The museum was established to preserve the best of British cartoons, caricatures and comics and to make the creativity of cartoon artists past and present accessible to people of all ages, and it does just that.

The origins of British cartooning are set out here, beginning with the work of Hogarth, Gillray and Cruikshank, and travelling through decades and centuries right up to the present, with examples from the finest British contemporary political cartoonists, such as Matt, Steve Bell and Peter Brookes.

There are original works by Thelwell; Thurber; Giles; Norman Pett, who created Jane; Jim Holdaway, who gave Modesty Blaise her start in life; and Reg Smythe's unforgettable Andy Capp and Flo."

You can read more about it in this article from Adelaide Now.


January 2, 2012

Dick Giordano Modesty Blaise originals

A number of Dick Giordano original Modesty Blaise strips have been popping up on Ebay, including the original sketch for the DC cover:

The original cover by DICK GIORDANO for the Modesty Blaise Graphic Novel 1-Shot published by DC, 1994, done on standard DC paper. Source: Ebay

Bidding for this one starts at $250 - not bad for an original! 

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year - First Agent X9 Modesty Cover of 2012!

Loopy Dave continues to produce gorgeous new covers for Agent X9:

Many fans will be happy to see Modesty in a bikini, and I think the artist has also done a great job with the composition - I love the boat seen through the wheel. But I can't help wondering why she doesn't wear her sunglasses...