• Jim Holdaway: Modesty Blaise Illustrator

    6 days ago - By Art Contrarian

    Jim Holdaway (1927-1970) died of a heart attack a few months shy of his 43rd birthday. Like some other talented artists who died young, he had already become famous. This for comic strip fans due to his work during the early years of "Modesty Blaise." Some background information is here and here .
    The strip was launched in London's Evening Standard newspaper. Since London papers were national in scope, syndication opportunities in the United Kingdom were limited and that was a constraint on British strips - potential income streams were limited compared to those in the continent-wide...
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