Brian Lewis Comic Artist

Brian Lewis

Originally uploaded by standby4action

Born in 1929, this underrated British comic artist , illustrated many UK comics during the Sixties and Seventies to his death in 1978.

I have uploaded and scanned all the issues of ALL ABOUT SCIENCE I had – several were missing

Lewis’s illustrative work appeared in the mid to late 1950s and from 1959 to 1962 in “Science Fiction Adventures”, “New Worlds”; and “Science Fantasy”, the publications edited by John Carnell for Nova Publications,

He drew many strips for Fleetway comics of the Sixties including Smash “Charlies Choice” which spoofed contemporary spy films such as Bond and “Man from Uncle”. He also drew Mann of Battle in the Eagle. He was involved in TV21, Countdown and produced fantastic covers and art for House of Hammer

For more details on Brian Lewis: and

This Flickr set is taken from “All about science” the “colour encyclopedia of science in weekly parts” published by Orbis in the mid-seventies. Brian Lewis illustrated the interior back page series “Discoverers” featuring scientists of history. It’s interesting to note that normally readers would bind these partworks (there were many) by taking the pages out of the exterior covers and disposing of them – thus Lewis’ work here tends to get forgotten!


3 comments on “Brian Lewis Comic Artist

  1. Charlotte says:

    I’m looking for more information about ‘all about science’ and possible sources for it as Brian Lewis is my Grandad. Does anyone know where I would be able to get copies of the issues?

    • Alan Vince says:

      Hello Charlotte,
      I am currently writing an article on your Grandad (who I new well) for the Eagle Times and I was wondering if you could supply some information if I gave you the questions.
      I cannot supply the info you requested but hope you could assist with the info I require.
      Brian was fantastic person but info on him is rather scarce.
      Best Regards, Aln.

      • Axel Korinth says:

        Hi Alan

        I’m doing some research about Brian Lewis and his work for the Beatles. Could you possibly get in touch with me? Thanks!
        Axel (

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