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!

By Gum! Dan Dare

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 association with Comica.London. “I’ll be in conversation with Paul Gravett in an event entitled By Gum –Continue reading By Gum! It’s Dan Dare (and Flamer Spry) at Woking’s Lightbox

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 spelling) lists the lot in full as: “Dan Dare and the Mekon, a green macheContinue reading 1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think