Summer fun with Eagle Times (Volume 24, Number Two)

Eagle Times (Volume 24, Number Two - Cover
The Summer 2011 edition of Eagle Times is available now and features articles by downthetubes contributors Jeremy Briggs and Richard Sheaf.
Here’s the line up:
  • Frank and the Newspaper Cuttings: a look at the use by Frank Hampson, throughout his career, of images of newspapers and newspaper cuttings, as a powerful visual aid to storytelling
  • ‘Daan Durf – Piloot van de Toekomst’: Richard Sheaf delivers background on the 1980s Dutch reprint editions of the ‘Dan Dare’ adventures: De Mans Van Nergens (The Man From Nowhere) and De Woeste Planeet (Rogue Planet)
  • Keith Watson – Drawing from Life: the use of live and photographed figures to achieve realism of the clothed human form
  • Frank Bellamy’s Pictorial Journalism: a look at some of Bellamy’s illustrative work for newspapers, magazines and posters
  • Dan Goes Back to College: a report on the unveiling of the bronze bust of Dan Dare at the Southport College of Art, following its recent restoration
  • Rivals of Jeff Arnold – Buffalo Bill: part 7 of an ongoing series looking at the real and fictional Wild Western characters that appeared in British comics in the 1950s
  • Eagle’s Wanderers: an examination of two fictional football strips that appeared in Eagle. Part 1: ‘Home of the Wanderers’
  • Kemlo – the ‘Spaceworld’ books of E.C. Eliott: the life and work of Robert Martin, a prolific children’s writer of the 1950s-1960s (who wrote the ‘Joey’ series under his own name, the ‘Kemlo’ and ‘Tas’ series as E.C. Elliott and the ‘Pocomoto’ western series as Rex Dixon), taking a close look at three of the ‘Kemlo’ series
  • PC49 in the Case of the Crying Clown – part 2: concluding another adaptation of one of Alan Strank’s famous BBC radio police adventures
  • The David Pugh ‘Dan Dare’, part two: continuing an examination of the ‘Dan Dare’ stories drawn by one of the artists who took on the resurrected “original” Dan Dare in “new” Eagle 1989-1994
  • Sammy, Swift‘s Space Fleet Cadet: Stripography – part 2, concluding Jeremy Briggs summary of the Space Fleet stories that appeared in Eagle‘s companion paper
  • ‘The Final Frontier’: an extract from Arnie Wilson’s Big Name Hunting, in which he relates an interview with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Membership of The Eagle Society is via Annual Subscription to Eagle Times magazine, which is published four times annually. The subscription rate for 2011 is held at the 2010 rate: UK £23; Overseas £34 (in £s Sterling, please). Postal applications to: Keith Howard, 25A Station Road, Harrow Middlesex HA1 2UA United Kingdom. If you wish to pay by Paypal (to the eagle-times hotmail address below) we request an additional payment of £1. Enquiries: eagle-times@hotmail.com

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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