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, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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