Andrew Skilleter’s homage to Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson available again

Not content with releasing some terrific Doctor Who-related projects recently through Who Dares Publishing, artist Andrew Skilleter is spoiling Dan Dare fans, too.

Andrew Skilleter’s tribute to Frank Hampson

Available now as a new A3 giclee print is his artwork dedicated to the genius of Frank Hampson (1918 – 1985), celebrating the 70th Anniversary of his creation, Dan Dare Pilot of the Future.

Produced A3 size (297 x 420 mm/11-5 x 16.5 inches), each Art Print featuring art first released back in 2005, is produced to order, capturing the quality of the original painting and are approved and signed by Andrew Skilleter.

Suitable for framing, each is a collector’s item and available to order here on the Who Dares site.

Posters by Oliver Arkinstall-Jones

There, you can also find Andrew’s latest work, and a new Doctor Who poster series by Oliver Arkinstall-Jones, an up and coming new digital artist the company are working closely with to bring some amazing alternative Doctor Who B style movie posters.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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  1. Frank Hampson was a genius who never understood his own strengths. Like W.E.Johns, he had a talent for producing fiction, for a mainly juvenile audience, which did not talk down and was entirely palatable to adults. After Frank left centre stage, the rot set in, with obnoxious cuddly animals, and juvenile boys for (male) readers to identify with. Before that, male readers automatically identified with Dan and his male colleagues, who were regarded as role models. The strip was pioneering in that it featured an emancipated woman among the main characters, Professor Jocelyn Peabody. Hampson also had a gift for probing the unconscious. His part of Operation Saturn in particular is full of Jungian dream images: the sinister insect shadow on the dashboard of the doomed spaceship, the literally burning eyes of the Black Cat From Saturn, the world beneath the waters of Phoebe. Editor Marcus Morris seemed to forget that he originally conceived The Eagle comic as an antidote to American horror comics, which were aimed at adults but attracted a large juvenile readership, and were regarded as a corrupting influence,

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