Rare Frank Hampson Dan Dare painting fetches a pretty penny at auction

Dan Dare by Frank Hampson - Watercolour

A Dan Dare watercolour by his creator Frank Hampson recently sold on eBay for £650, complete with a letter of provenance from the artist himself.

Dan Dare by Frank Hampson - Watercolour Provenance

An earlier ink sketch of Dan by Frank with a similar pose that will feature in the Frank Hampson at 100 exhibition at The Atkinson, Southport, in September.

With thanks to Richard Sheaf


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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