Don Harley “Dan Dare” art from early Spaceship Away up for auction

Don Harley's original art 15 x 20 inches of Eagle's Dan Dare, from the Dan Dare story "The Phoenix Mission" published in Spaceship Away Issue 3.

A page of Don Harley‘s original art featuring Eagle‘s Dan Dare, from the story “The Phoenix Mission” published in Spaceship Away Issue 3 published back in 2004, is up for sale on eBay.

Offered by Des Shaw, the publisher of Spaceship Away, the original art, measuring 15 x 20 inches is one of many pieces Don Harley, one of the original 1950s Dan Dare Studio artists has created for Spaceship Away. The title recently reached its 47th issue.

Don Harley's original pencils of Eagle's Dan Dare, from the Dan Dare story "The Phoenix Mission" published in Spaceship Away Issue 3.

The artwork, art for a story by Rod Barzilay, which is being offered at starting bids of £600, comes with prints of the art without speech balloons, a pencil draft and an alternative frame.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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