A quick snapshot of some comics-related news from across the web… • ITV launched season three of Thunderbirds Are Go on CITV and ITV earlier this year, and the launch weekend saw really strong ratings. Steve Green, EVP Kids Content and Distribution at ITV Studios Global Entertainment has revealed there is a new toy lineContinue reading Tube Surfing: new Thunderbirds are Go toy line in the works, Joy of the Rovers and Deadpool (2)!
The official Frank Hampson web site run by the Dan Dare creator’s son, Peter, has a lot of his art for sale, and some new Ladybird Books art boards ohave just been added. Hampson was first commissioned by Ladybird Books in 1964, to produce illustrations for The Stories of Our Christmas Customs. Over the nextContinue reading More Frank Hampson Ladybird Book art for sale, Southport anniversary exhibition announced
The BBC Archive has released a 1975 Nationwide feature and interview with Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson, recorded shortly after the artist and writer was voted Prestigioso Maestro at an international convention of strip cartoon and animated film artists held at Lucca, Tuscany. A jury of his peers gave him a Yellow Kid Award andContinue reading Rare 1975 Frank Hampson interview for BBC Nationwide released
Launched earlier this year as part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history – featuring stunning art by “Johnny Red” artist Keith Burns. The book is written by historian, author and broadcaster James Holland, drawing on the latestContinue reading Comic artist Keith Burns turns his hand to new World War Two Ladybird Books
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. The art, which includes pieces from his Peter and Jane work,Continue reading Frank Hampson’s Ladybird Books art for sale