Walt Howarth 1930 - 2008. Walt Howarth's career spanned 60 years. At 13 he won a scholarship to Bolton Art College, and in 1946, aged just 16, he made his first professional sale, a cover to Bolton's Salute to the Soldier Week programme. Upon leaving art school he went to work for Manchester's Industrial Art Services, bringing him into contact with their client, book, comic and annual publisher WDL World Distributors Ltd Manchester.
His first work for World Distributors was a cover for John Wayne Adventure Comics, a reprint of the Toby Press series from America. He also became World Distributors' most favoured cover artist for their much recognised yellow spine licensed tv annuals, working on such diverse themes as westerns Bronco, Wagon Train, Maverick, Cheyenne etc. , comedy Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillys, Bilko, Munsters etc. , spy (Bond, The Saint, Danger Man, UNCLE etc).
In the early 1960s WDL launches a series of small picture libraries books using reprinted material from the American counterparts. These titles included Flash Gordon, Batman, Tarzan, The Man from UNCLE etc. Offered here are some of the original and authentic gouache boards produced by Walt for the UNCLE covers with, in some cases, the original comics. He has signed the artwork.
Unfortunately Walt passed away in 2008 after retiring in 1993. I was in contact with the artist years ago during his productive period when I acquired some of his original artwork for most of the UNCLE covers. The item "ORIGINAL ARTWORK The Magic Carpet Affair Man From UNCLE WDL No.9 WALT HOWARTH" is in sale since Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Comics\Original Comic Art".
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