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"I'm very pleased to be able to announce that comics legends John Byrne, Dave Gibbons and Walt Simonson have all graciously offered to contribute their memories and appreciation of Frank Bellamy's legendary Heros the Spartan comic strip. The three gentlemen explain a little of what Bellamy's famous creation means to them and the influence it has had on their own outstanding and award winning work.
We are honoured to receive Messrs Byrne, Gibbons and Simonson's contributions for our Heros project and we hope that their insights will enable readers far and wide to more fully appreciate the genius of Frank Bellamy's creation."
Considering that Bellamy is at the top of your "Inspiration and influences" list:
but you're not exactly Book Palace's #1 fan:
"I'm pretty disappointed that after the best part of twenty-five years it hasn't been possible to do a book devoted to Frank Bellamy. But what disappoints me more is that Frank's widow Nancy has received no money from the recent Book Palace publications. I had assumed she would even, if Frank had signed away all of his creators rights to the reprinted art, because Frank Bellamy's name featured above the title-- so the books were trading on his reputation. In fact, Nancy hadn't been sent a Comp' and was completely unaware of the reprints until I mentioned it in passing recently. Dez Skinn contacted the publisher and arranged for Nancy to be sent a copy of the three books. So well done Dez."
Would you "graciously offer to contribute your memories and appreciation of Frank Bellamy's legendary Heros the Spartan comic strip" like Byrne, Gibbons and Simonson, or decline any hypothetical invitation from BP?