Dan Dare Concept art for the original Eagle SNIP

Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition opens in Ewell, Surrey

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

Frank Hampson Exhibition - The Atkinson 2018 - Sign

In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition

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

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

Dan Dare - Reign of the Robots Designs

Rare Dan Dare concept art unearthed from classic story “Reign of the Robots”

Eagle co-creator Frank Hampson’s son Peter Hampson recently dropped us a line to tell us about some recently-discovered Dan Dare concept sketches, now online on the artist’s official web site. The art, designs for the story “Reign of the Robots”, was given to Pip Warwick (a sculptor who created several ceramic Mekon heads in the 1970s)Continue reading Rare Dan Dare concept art unearthed from classic story “Reign of the Robots”

Comiket - Autumn 2016

Cor! By Gum! It’s a Comiket loads of comic creators – in Woking… Tomorrow!

Not only is the Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz! exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking (reviewed here) going great guns, but tomorrow (Saturday 8th October) sees the venue hosting a sparkling Comica Comiket – followed, as we reported earlier in the week, by a special Dan Dare fund raiser event with Peter Hampson, son of Frank Hampson. AsContinue reading Cor! By Gum! It’s a Comiket loads of comic creators – in Woking… Tomorrow!