Peter Hampson

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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,… Read More ›

By Gum! It’s Dan Dare (and Flamer Spry) at Woking’s Lightbox

As part of The Story of British Comics So Far exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey, Peter Hampson, son of Dan Dare co-creator Frank Hampson, will be talking with Paul Gravett on Saturday 8th October 2016, straight after a day-long “Comiket” event produced in… Read More ›

1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016, auctioneers and valuers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will be auctioning a full head alien mask at their auction house in Exeter. Listed as item 1200 in the the auction catalogue (PDF link, correcting for incorrect… Read More ›

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

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… Read More ›

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