Illustration Art Gallery

The very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for book illustrations and covers, comic books and comic strips, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper strips, poster art, album covers, plus superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.

Our gallery brings together artists from all over the world and from many backgrounds, including fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, education, sport, history, nature, technology, humour, glamour, architecture, film & tv, whimsy, even political satire and caricature.

Friday, December 20, 2013




Each of these post will focus on a particular artist or subject theme that we feel warrants being in the spotlight. We have a lot of great art on the website and so to act as a guide we've developed this feature. If you click on the artist name the links given will take you to the artist's main page where you can view all the original art that we have for sale. Clicking the name under the sample pieces will take you to that particular page on the site. We hope that you'll enjoy exploring our website this way and that you'll find exciting new discoveries as well as old favourites. Without further ado we present:


We have a wide variety of sporting art available from comic strips to sinle illustrations by way of montages. Here are two examples of versatile artists depicting classic sporting moments.


Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 February 1915 - 23 February 2000) was an English footballer. Often regarded as one of the greatest players of the English game, he is the only player to have been knighted while still playing, as well as being the first winner of both the European Footballer of the Year and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year awards.
Matthews' nicknames included 'The Wizard of the Dribble' and 'The Magician'.
A near-vegetarian teetotaller, he kept fit enough to play at the top level until he was 50 years old. He was also the oldest player ever to play in England's top football division and the oldest player ever to represent the country. He played his final competitive game in 1985, at the age of 70.
A nice piece depicting one of the world's greatest footballers, from a feature on Cup Football. This original painting was published in Look & Learn 10 January 1981. The deep inking used by Green brings an extra depth of realism to the piece.


 Jimmy Wilde boxing Pancho Villa in New York. This is the original artwork from the regular feature Bobby Moore's World of Sport published in Ranger 13 November 1965. In 1923, ‘Pancho Villa' became the first Filipino world champion in history when he defeated Welshman Jimmy Wilde, at flyweight, in 1923, at the Polo Grounds, in New York.
Nicolle's soft pecilling style really suites the sepia tones here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, these are excellent blogs that you host. Genuinely interesting. I have a question: during the 1960s I used to get a comic that had The Lost World in it as well as other stories. Any idea what this might have been called?