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In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition

An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – is on now until March, and it’s well worth a visit. The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including some of his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and ofContinue reading In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition

Glasgow's Hunterian is to host comics-themed Night at the Museum. Photo: Martin Shields /University of Glasgow PR)

Forget Black Friday – enjoy a comics-inspired night at the museum in Glasgow instead!

Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum is to host a free Comics Scotland event on Saturday 1st December 2018, with special guests including artist Frank Quitely. Night at the Museum: Comics Scotland is an exploration of Scotland’s illustrious history in the development of comics and the event will include an exhibition of the Glasgow Looking Glass, first published inContinue reading Forget Black Friday – enjoy a comics-inspired night at the museum in Glasgow instead!

From left: Alison Dodd, Jane Meacham and Diane Sheron from Stepping Stones with The Dukes Creative Learning and Outreach Manager, Vicky Fletcher at the exhibition. Photo courtesy The Dukes, Lancaster

“Miss Potato Head And Friends” comics exhibition opens in Lancaster

An award- winning comics project helping young people to improve their literacy is being celebrated with an exhibition in Lancaster – and will then go on tour around Lancashire. The Comic Literacy Project is part of The Dukes Cultural Partnership with Lancaster University which provides cultural outreach activities to young people, especially those facing barriersContinue reading “Miss Potato Head And Friends” comics exhibition opens in Lancaster

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Superman lives here – honest!

Way back in the late 1990s, I was working on a potential new publication along the lines of Starburst and INFINITY for Titan, which never happened, but I did commission a small amount of material for a “dummy”, including this article I found today on an old hard drive by Bill Savage, about Superman’s ‘real’Continue reading Superman lives here – honest!

Dennis and Gnasher, after David Hockney, by Horace Panter

Horace Panter: The Beano 80th Birthday Collection opens in Harrogate

An exhibition of Horace Panter‘s Beano-inspired pop art opens in Harrogate later this month, at the RedHouse Originals Gallery. 2018 marks the 80th birthday of legendary comic The Beano and to celebrate, Beano Studios invited Horace Panter to produce a new collection based around its famous characters. Previously on display in York (read our news itemContinue reading Horace Panter: The Beano 80th Birthday Collection opens in Harrogate