Another of Frank Bellamy's passions was westerns. Here are two examples of
characters and concepts he created, Chilli Willi and Swade,
. though neither seem to
have been exploited beyond these few images.
This 'gunslinger' on a Marvel special is another example of
how (after having mastered form and colour) Frank Bellamy
focused on capturing movement and mood with absolute
simplicity.
The three page 'Swade' strip, that featured in 'Ally
Sloper', is clearly an exercise in transferring a Sergio
Leone gunfight into a stylish and dynamic comic
form.