Wednesday, 17 September 2014

MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO MIKE NOBLE...



One of Britain's greatest-ever adventure strip artists, MIKE NOBLE
 is 84 today, so let's all wish him a very Happy Birthday for making count-
less childhoods a richer and happier experience with his spectacular artwork
on FIREBALL XL5TIMESLIP, FOLLYFOOT, CAPTAIN SCARLET,
THE LONE RANGER, BLACK BEAUTY and a whole host of other
classic comic strips over the years.

For the first part of one of Mike's best-remembered Fireball
stories, click here - and re-immerse yourself in yesteryear.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!

8 comments:

karl said...

That really is some gorgeous artwork.
I wonder if Mike Noble ever went under another name? I only say this as one of my favourite comic strips from my youth was the Space 1999 strip from Look-In magazine. This art is uncannily similar.
I got the two re-imagined graphic novels of Space 1999 released last year and they reprinted -with some odd editing - his strips from that time [sadly not all of them], I was mightily impressed!

Kid said...

Karl, I'm not sure who drew Space 1999 in Look-In (don't think I ever saw the strip), but I remember that John Cooper sometimes drew in a style based on Mike Noble's art. Perhaps it was one of those instances. Mike did draw for Look-In however, and may've been the very artist who drew the Space 1999 strip.

Philip Crawley said...

Put me down as another fan of Mr Noble's artwork. Along with Frank Bellamy and Ron Embleton doing the art for the Anderson series in comic form seeing art by any of these three guys does bring back fond childhood memories of comic buying and reading. Did a quick online check and Mike Noble is credited with the art on Space 1999. Although the Space 1999 strips I recall most were those illustrated by another UK comics legend John Burns, or John M Burns as he is sometimes credited. Wasn't sure if Mr Noble was still with us, retired no doubt by now. Though I could be wrong. Thanks for another chance to see that iconic Fireball Annual cover!

Kid said...

Iconic is the word, PC - I love that cover. I think Mike is retired, but still does the occasional thing from time to time. (Like the art on the DVD boxed set of Fireball a few short years back.) And thanks for checking up on Space 1999 and answering Karl's question.

Norman Boyd said...

Yes, Mike (and John Burns) did Space 1999 strips in Look-in - Shaqui knows all and presents it beautifully too

Kid said...

Thanks for the link, Norman. I think it's in my blog list, but if it isn't, it's going to be shortly.

John Pitt said...

Norman is right about Shaqui at Technodelic, Kid. Anything you need to know about GA in comics - if you email her she will look it up for you!

Kid said...

I've been aware of the site for a while now, JP - great, as you say. It's now in my blog list. (I do wish she'd use a bigger type-face 'though.)

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