Fraser of Africa

This was the story of a white hunter and his adventures in Kenya [still then in colonial days and so pronounced Keen-ya.]. The stories were by George Beardmore, who had previously scripted Jack O'Lantern. The series were remarkable for Bellamy's restricted pallete - all is in yellow and brown, which gives quite a good impression of the savannah in the dry season. Bellamy was fascinated by Africa, and had a great collection of memorabilia, despite never having been there, nor ever making there [but whilst these stories were being drawn and published, I was attending school in Nairobi!]. This series followed from his work on Dan Dare.

Bellamy - Fraser of Africa

our eponymous hero ... 10 December 1960 [in December 1960 I was taking my Kenya Preliminary Exam!]

Bellamy - Fraser of Africa

and don't mess with the Masai  ...  14 January 1961 [my first term at the Prince of Wales School, Nairobi]

Bellamy - Fraser of Africa

especially if he's fighting a lion!  11 March 1961.

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