Carl Giles at work in his garden in 1945, filmed by British Pathé

WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945, many created for Reynold’s News were brought together in 2017 inContinue reading WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016, auctioneers and valuers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will be auctioning a full head alien mask at their auction house in Exeter. Listed as item 1200 in the the auction catalogue (PDF link, correcting for incorrect spelling) lists the lot in full as: “Dan Dare and the Mekon, a green macheContinue reading 1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

Swift - cover dated 9th December 1961

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger explores his relationship with one particular creator… the man who didContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Frank Hampson at work on a panel of Dan Dare created just for the film Image: British Pathe

British Pathe bring rare “Dan Dare” footage to YouTube

British Pathe have released some of their archive footage on YouTube, including a rare behind the scenes insight into the creation of the original Dan Dare strip for Eagle. The film is also available on British Pathe’s web site but the YouTube version is better quality. The film was shot at artist Frank Hampson’s Epsom homeContinue reading British Pathe bring rare “Dan Dare” footage to YouTube

The cover illustration for Eagle Times Volume 22 Number Four is from 'He wants to be a Postman' Eagle, VolumeSeven No 52, Christmas issue, 1956

Eagle Times Warms Up Winter (Volume 22 Number 4, Winter 2009)

The latest issue of Eagle Times (Volume 22 Number 4, Winter 2009) is now available from the Eagle Society, wrapped in this cheery winter scene that illustrated an article titled ‘He wants to be a Postman’ from the Christmas issue of Eagle published in 1956 (Volume 7 No 52). (Anyone who saw Panorama this weekContinue reading Eagle Times Warms Up Winter (Volume 22 Number 4, Winter 2009)