Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare

New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Following up on our earlier post, an exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson has just opened at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – and a special opening event will take place next week. Frank Hampson – The Man WhoContinue reading New Frank Hampson exhibition opens in Southport, launch event next week

Artists’ agent Tony Kelleher, wrestler Big Daddy and the Mekon

That Day Dan Dare met wrestler “Big Daddy”: the new Eagle launch, 1982

From the launch of new Eagle in March 1982, here’s a great press photo of Dan Dare, played by artists’ agent Tony Kelleher from the Temple Art Agency, wrestler Big Daddy and the Mekon. Shirley Crabtree Jr., who died in 1997, better known as Big Daddy, was an English professional wrestler with a record-breaking 64Continue reading That Day Dan Dare met wrestler “Big Daddy”: the new Eagle launch, 1982

New art for the Dan Dare Audio Adventure "Voyage to Venus", created to coincide with the Radio 4 Extra release. Designed by Mark Plastow with art by Brian Williamson.

Piloting the Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Casting Dan, his Crew, and the Mekon, too!

Andrew Mark Sewell, Managing Director at B7 Media, reveals the background to production of the award-winning Dan Dare Audio Adventures, now airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra… “Each comic book panel was so vivid and rich in imagination, it has truly stood the test of time.” “Dan Dare” first burst onto the pages of EagleContinue reading Piloting the Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Casting Dan, his Crew, and the Mekon, too!

Eagle Issue 1 - 14th April 1950 - SNIP

The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

Commando artist Keith Page follows up his profile of French artist Hugo Pratt with a look at the work of “Dan Dare” creator Frank Hampson… Anyone can see that Dan Dare’s space helmet just wouldn’t work. How could you possibly insert your head through the neck sealing ring and into that curved glass faceplate? Similarly,Continue reading The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

New art for the Dan Dare Audio Adventure "Voyage to Venus", created to coincide with the Radio 4 Extra release. Designed by Mark Plastow with art by Brian Williamson.

Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures rocket to BBC Radio 4 Extra

Dan Dare is returning to BBC radio, with broadcasts of the first three audio adventures from B7 Media on BBC Radio 4 Extra next month. The first three episodes (Volume One) of the Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures starring Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, Geoff McGivern as Digby, Heida Reed as Professor Peabody andContinue reading Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures rocket to BBC Radio 4 Extra