Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare. Image courtesy The Atkinson

Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition opens at The Atkinson, Southport – Launch Report

David Britton of the Eagle Society reports on new exhibition of Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson’s work at The Atkinson, Southport… A reception was held on Thursday evening 20th September at The Atkinson in Southport, to launch three new exhibitions that all have a local relevance. The one of particular interest to our readers isContinue reading Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibition opens at The Atkinson, Southport – Launch Report

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

A sketch of Dan Dare by Frank Hampson

Sneak Peek: Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition items revealed

Southport’s The Atkinson is putting the finishing touches to its upcoming exhibition to mark the centenary of Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson‘s birth, which launches on 15th September 2018, and we have a some pictures of items that will be included. “Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare” opens on 15th September 2018 andContinue reading Sneak Peek: Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson centenary exhibition items revealed

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