Frank Hampson’s Ladybird Books art for sale 

“As I Was Going to St. Ives” – art from the Third Book of Nursery Rhymes
Following up on our item on Ladybird Books exhibitions, Peter Hampson – son of Dan Dare co-creator and Ladybird Books artist Frank Hampson – has let us know he’s added a number of items from the books he illustrated to his father’s official site.

Art from Kings and Queens of England Book One
Art from the Peter and Jane book Out in the Sun

The art, which includes pieces from his Peter and Jane work, is all for sale here (and Dan Dare art is on sale here).

The web site includes a fantastic number of artworks and items on Frank’s work.

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John Freeman

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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