ANATOMY OF THE ATHLETIC FORM
COMIC ART REALISM
Trevillion’s ‘Comic Art Realism’ was born through his indepth knowledge of the athletic form. Trevillion’s artistic football movement breathed real life into the Roy of the Rovers stories.
“When I was first asked to draw Roy in the early 1960’s, the editors looked at my art – which was very different to the comic style of football figures which appeared in ‘Tiger’, and said: ‘We’re not sure about these drawings, they are not comic enough. We’ll give it a few months, see how it goes.”
“I wanted Roy to be believable. I wanted people to believe that Roy is alive!”
“…and they did, before the first 12 week story was finished, Roy of the Rovers was getting fan mail from young readers and also getting mentioned in newspapers and on radio.”
Trevillion’s dynamic off the page ‘moving’ 1960’s Roy of the Rovers’ Comic Art Realism ensured Roy Race – a man who never lied – lived forever!