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

Two Little Dicky Birds by Frank Hampson SNIP

More Frank Hampson Ladybird Book art for sale, Southport anniversary exhibition announced

The official Frank Hampson web site run by the Dan Dare creator’s son, Peter, has a lot of his art for sale, and some new Ladybird Books art boards ohave just been added. Hampson was first commissioned by Ladybird Books in 1964, to produce illustrations for The Stories of Our Christmas Customs. Over the nextContinue reading More Frank Hampson Ladybird Book art for sale, Southport anniversary exhibition announced

Beware the Mekon! Photo: Dan Whitehead

In Review: Dan Dare at The Atkinson, Southport

Dan Whitehead visited The Atkinson in Southport, Merseyside – the town where Eagle comic was first created by Frank Hampson and Marcus Morris – and offers his take on the permanent Dan Dare exhibition there… I have an almost lifelong affection for Dan Dare and Eagle. The comic was relaunched in the 1980s, just as I wasContinue reading In Review: Dan Dare at The Atkinson, Southport

The permanent Dan Dare exhibit at the Atkinson, Southport. Image courtesy the Atkinson.

Dan Dare art and memorabilia part of permanent new exhibit in Southport, Frank Hampson’s home town

A new museum in Southport features a permanent display of some Dan Dare art  by his creator, Frank Hampson along with other Eagle memorabilia, helping to mark the comic’s 65th year since first publication.   The Atkinson is Southport’s new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in theContinue reading Dan Dare art and memorabilia part of permanent new exhibit in Southport, Frank Hampson’s home town