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

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

Dan Dare by Frank Hampson - Watercolour

Rare Frank Hampson Dan Dare painting fetches a pretty penny at auction

A Dan Dare watercolour by his creator Frank Hampson recently sold on eBay for £650, complete with a letter of provenance from the artist himself. An earlier ink sketch of Dan by Frank with a similar pose that will feature in the Frank Hampson at 100 exhibition at The Atkinson, Southport, in September. With thanks toContinue reading Rare Frank Hampson Dan Dare painting fetches a pretty penny at auction

A sketch of Dan Dare by Frank Hampson

Sneak Peek: Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition items revealed

Southport’s The Atkinson is putting the finishing touches to its upcoming exhibition to mark the centenary of Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson‘s birth, which launches on 15th September 2018, and we have a some pictures of items that will be included. “Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare” opens on 15th September 2018 andContinue reading Sneak Peek: Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition items revealed