ALLEN BELLMAN was born in Manhattan and studied at the High School of Industrial Arts. He eventually became a staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, he did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more.
Bellman had a self-created backup crime feature called Let’s Play Detective and also contributed to the pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas Comics and worked in the comics field until the early 1950s.
After 18 years he moved to South Florida where and joined the art department of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He went into photography and won many nationwide photography contests, with more than 20,000 entries. Hundreds of his photos have appeared in hardcover books, have been on exhibit in museums in Florida and received great reviews in numerous newspapers. He currently attends many comic books shows as a special guest, continues to create artwork and is available for commissions.