Dan Dare’s London Connections: Special Talk Announced

Dan Dare - Guildhall Library January 2021 Event Promotion

Historian Lester Hillman will be giving a free virtual talk on Dan Dare, exploring his continuing appeal, and connections with Britain’s capital, city in January 2021, organised by London’s Guildhall Library.

The Eagle comic and Frank Hampson’s creation Dan Dare launched in the City of London at Shoe Lane seventy years ago. It found its way into a million households and a generation.

Lester Hillman
Lester Hillman

Lester Hillman, an expert on London who also gives guided walks around tge city and regularly gives talks on a diverse range of subjects, will explore the phenomenon and how links to real and fictional astronauts have been at the very heart of the City and its institutions since.

• Online Talk: Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future – a talk by Lester Hillman | 2.00 – 3.00pm Wednesday 6th January 2021 | Free but registration required – book here

Dan Dare Character Profile

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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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