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Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby pete9012S » 26 Nov 2017, 10:37

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Amazing aren't they?

You can see the books the illustrations came from originally here:

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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 26 Nov 2017, 11:22

I rather like Betty Maxey's drawings as they're pared down and elegant but I don't like the way the colour has been applied - too flat and too gaudy for my taste. Interesting though!
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Postby Julie2owlsdene » 26 Nov 2017, 13:10

Very colourfull :)

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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Rob Houghton » 26 Nov 2017, 14:11

Are these just examples of Maxey illustrations which have been painted by teh owner of the books, or professional painting!?? :shock: They look like watercolour painting done by a child. Mine would have looked about like that when I was a kid - especially this one - :-D

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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby pete9012S » 26 Nov 2017, 14:50

You can see the books the illustrations came from originally here:

https://imgur.com/a/qwO92
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby walter raleigh » 02 Dec 2017, 03:08

I quite like these. They remind me very much of the bright and vibrant colours in a lot of pop art, which I have a fondness for, but then I also like Betty Maxwell's originals anyway which obviously makes my taste in art a bit suspect...
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 02 Dec 2017, 08:32

It's good to see you on the forums, Walter! If you haven't seen it before, you may be interested in this record sleeve designed by Betty Maxey (originally posted by Pete in another thread):

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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby walter raleigh » 02 Dec 2017, 12:29

Oh, I like that! I like a bit of Marty Robbins too, so I'll have to try and track down a copy. Thanks Anita (and thanks also to Betty Maxey's number one fan for posting it in the first place... :wink: )
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby pete9012S » 02 Dec 2017, 14:08

A warm welcome back to you Walter.
(Not just because you are a very discerning man who appreciates Betty's internals..)
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Nigel D » 18 Feb 2018, 11:19

I quite like BMs cover illustrations on the old Knight books but the internal illustrations make my eyes bleed :D
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Rob Houghton » 18 Feb 2018, 12:41

My favourites as a kid -

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Although its a shame that The Cave doesn't show the brilliant wrap-around cover designs on these annuals, rather than just the front cover. ;-)

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Sorry to put these in the Betty Maxey thread - but as the brilliant illustrators of the annuals were never credited, sadly, they are unlikely to ever have a thread of their own, unlike the Marvelous Maxey! :-(
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Moonraker » 19 Feb 2018, 11:10

pete9012S wrote:A warm welcome back to you Walter.
(Not just because you are a very discerning man who appreciates Betty's internals..)


Haha! I wondered what I would see when opening this thread. :roll:
Nigel D wrote:the internal illustrations make my eyes bleed :D
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Me too, Nigel. These coloured illustrations are only fit for the shredder imo. :|
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Nigel D » 19 Feb 2018, 11:12

Ha ha :)

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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby Moonraker » 19 Feb 2018, 11:30

:lol:

I'm going to refer to my shredder as The Maxey!
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Re: Betty Maxey's Internals - In Colour!

Postby pete9012S » 19 Feb 2018, 14:12

walter raleigh wrote:
While I was scanning the pictures from "Kirrin Island Again", I was mindful of the feelings of the Soperites amongst us and took the liberty of touching up one of the pictures so it might be more appealing to those who feel that Betty Maxey wasn't as "artistically talented" as Eileen Soper. :roll:

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Ha ha ha!!!

Superb Walter!!!!

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