“As I Was Going to St. Ives” – art from the Third Book of Nursery Rhymes
Following up on our item on Ladybird Books exhibitions, Peter Hampson – son of Dan Dare co-creator and Ladybird Books artist Frank Hampson – has let us know he’s added a number of items from the books he illustrated to his father’s official site.
Art from Kings and Queens of England Book One
Art from the Peter and Jane book Out in the Sun
The art, which includes pieces from his Peter and Jane work, is all for sale here (and Dan Dare art is on sale here).
The web site includes a fantastic number of artworks and items on Frank’s work.
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.