Frank Hampson was approached to draw Modesty Blaise, a character created by Peter O'Donnell. He completed a few strips as try-outs but O'Donnell did not like Frank's interpretation, and the strip went to Jim Holdaway instead.

On this page you can compare Frank Hampson's version with the final published strips drawn by Jim Holdaway.


Don Markstein's Toonopedia
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Modesty Blaise © Peter O'Donnell

Many thanks to Armando Mendez who supplied the Jim Holdaway strips.

Each pair of strips shows Frank Hampson's try-out
above Jim Holdaway's published version.

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