RIP Peter O’Donnell Creator of Modesty Blaise

[tweetmeme source="erotixx" only_single=false] Peter-ODonnell-006Peter O’Donnell, creator of seductive crime fighter Modesty Blaise, died at the weekend aged 90.

O’Donnell’s catsuit-wearing Modesty, who fought a host of villains with her sidekick Willie Garvin, first appeared as a daily strip in the Evening Standard in 1963. The strips ran for almost 40 years, with O’Donnell also writing a series of novels starring his ass-kicking heroine, dubbed the "high priestess of pulp crime".

With fans including Neil Gaiman and Quentin Tarantino, O’Donnell revealed on his 575website that the proudest moment of his career was a letter he received from Kingsley Amis, in which the Lucky Jim author thanked and congratulated him for the Modesty Blaise books. "They are endlessly fascinating," wrote Amis. "I read them all for the second time recently when laid low by a very depressing bout of flu, and I’m sure they did quite as much as the doctor did to put me on my feet again."

This was my favourite comic when I was a kid and still have loads of the magazines around to read, great spy and thriller reading. Thank you so much Mr O’Donnell for all the happiness you have given me…

 

Vattumannen_pressbild uce05_sm jims-modesty copy.epsspy-blaise174950 << Monica Vitti from the Modesty Blaise movie

 

 

 

 

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Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on May 6, 2010, in Comics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great artwork! I recognized the heroine’s name but couldn’t place it until I saw your photos. Is that Angelina Jolie in a movie based on her?

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