Eagle fans will know Peter Hampson was his father Frank Hampson’s model for “Flamer” Spry in the original “Dan Dare” strip. But Peter was also called on to help his father when he illustrated for Ladybird Books… and the family cat, Digby, too! “A Ladybird Books fan asked Helen Day of the website Ladybird FlyContinue reading Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?
One hundred years after his birth, another exhibition commemorating Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson‘s work has just opened at Bourne Hall Museum in Ewell, Surrey. The museum just a hop and a skip from Bayford Lodge, Epsom, where he lived and worked for over 35 years. The exhibition will until 12th March 2019. Although notContinue reading Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition opens in Ewell, Surrey
An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – is on now until March, and it’s well worth a visit. The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including some of his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and ofContinue reading In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition
David Britton of the Eagle Society reports on new exhibition of Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson’s work at The Atkinson, Southport… A reception was held on Thursday evening 20th September at The Atkinson in Southport, to launch three new exhibitions that all have a local relevance. The one of particular interest to our readers isContinue reading Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition opens at The Atkinson, Southport – Launch Report
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)!