Revealing the many links between Gerry Anderson’s publications such as TV Century 21 and Dan Dare and Eagle…
Italian auction house Urania offers art by Frank Hampson, Milo Manara and many more
The clock is ticking down to the latest auction by the Italian Urania Auction House, which features some stunning selected works of major international artists from the end of the 19th century to the present day.
Mega City Book Club celebrates landmark 100th podcast with a Dan Dare flashback
The long-running Mega City Book Club podcast, primarily devoted to the collected editions of 2000AD stories, celebrates its milestone one hundredth episode with a look back at the Dragon’s Dream collection of Dan Dare: The Man from Nowhere, published back in 1979.
Spaceship Away 48 sports spiffing John M. Burns cover
The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away (Issue 48) is on sale now, sports a great cover and double-page poster by 2000AD artist John M. Burns. Burns best-known work on Dan Dare is for a strip… Read More ›
Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive
A new item destined for the Classic UK Comics Zines archive thanks to downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is a rare edition of the one-shot fanzine published in October 1969, Ultima Thule, thanks to its original editor, artist and Dan Dare fan… Read More ›
WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945
British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced… Read More ›
Authenticity of Frank Hampson art in upcoming Italian auction confirmed
Last month, we reported that Italian auction house Urania is hosting a sale of original comic art and illustration in Parma on 11th May 2019 – and it includes a number of items by British artists including a Dan Dare-inspired… Read More ›
Who knew Dan Dare’s “Digby” was also a cat?
Eagle fans will know Peter Hampson was his father Frank Hampson’s model for “Flamer” Spry in the original “Dan Dare” strip. But Peter was also called on to help his father when he illustrated for Ladybird Books… and the family… Read More ›
Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions
A discovery of an auction item of Dan Dare-related art by Frank Hampson sheds welcome light on the artist and writer’s visionary design work, and how he not only drew on contemporary design but came up with all-new inventions for… Read More ›
Dan Dare and Frank Hampson Centenary Exhibitions Closing Soon
Two Frank Hampson Centenary exhibitions, one at The Atkinson in Southport, the other at Bourne Hall in Ewell, are both coming to an end in March. Time’s running out if you haven’t seen them yet. And while we’re talking about… Read More ›