Some of the Dan Dare Team: Frank Hampson, Greta Tomlinson, Frank's father, Robert, Harold Johns and Eric Eden

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

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 charts the takeover of Hulton and the Eagle… HisContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Three

Naval Officers Room at Marlag O, Prisoner of War Camp by John Worsley. Image: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Greenwich “War Artists at Sea” exhibition includes work of Eagle’s “PC49” artist, John Worsley

Showcasing the very best of Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection of First and Second World War art, “War Artists at Sea” is a programme of displays in the Queen’s House includes visually arresting and moving portraits, battle scenes, and depictions of everyday life during conflict, which runs until 2nd August 2015. It features art by artists including Leslie Cole, Eric Ravilious,Continue reading Greenwich “War Artists at Sea” exhibition includes work of Eagle’s “PC49” artist, John Worsley

Compalcomics auction offers first edition Beano, Roy of the Rovers and Star Trek art

There’s a host of British comic goodies in the Spring 2014 auction at Compalcomics , which is now open, including an excellent copy of the first issue of The Beano, some great looking early issues of Mickey Mouse Weekly, art work from Eagle, a Roy of the Rovers page by Joe Colquhoun, an near entire runContinue reading Compalcomics auction offers first edition Beano, Roy of the Rovers and Star Trek art