By now most comic readers are probably aware that Gordon Bell left this world on the 13th of February, aged 79. One of the hallmarks of being a "great" comic artist is your work being easily identifiable as uniquely yours, and Gordon's style was DEFINITELY a unique one. Tributes to him abound (for example, here, here, here, here, here and here), and here's another one - beginning with the first bit of Gordon's work that I ever saw, from the first Beano annual I ever got:
Here's a self-portrait of sorts from the 1993 Topper annual:
And arguably his finest creation, that master of hokum, flim-flam, posh and poppycock, Spoofer McGraw:
RIP, Mr. Bell.