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Dan Dare - Reign of the Robots by Frank Hampson - Original Cover

Dan Dare - Reign of the Robots

Original Cover
9.5 x 11.5 cm (3.74 x 4.53 in.)
Measurement in inches


My favourite artist from my favourite comic-strip, DAN DARE - PILOT OF THE FUTURE. This cover, by Frank Hampson (assisted by Eric Eden), is from the story "Reign of the Robots" and dates from January 1958. The attention to detail is absolutely amazing (I've studied this original many times with a magnifying glass and the work is cameo-like in its precision). The original art was illustrated 'same size' (as the printed page), a small 11.5" x 9.5". Full-colour painted art, with the use of air-brush for space backgrounds. A personal favourite DAN DARE example . . .


Signed by the artist.

About Frank Hampson

Frank Hampson was only thirteen when he got an assignment to draw sketches for Meccano Magazine. At the age of twenty, he started studying at the Victoria College of Arts & Sciences. During World War II, he served in the Royal Army Service Corps and became a lieutenant. At the end of the war, freshly married, he started attending the Southport School of Arts and Crafts and tried to make a living doing freelance jobs. He met Marcus Morris, a vicar, who had ambitions for founding a national Christian magazine, The Anvil, with a special emphasis on material for youngsters. Eventually, Morris employed Hampson full-time, and they created Eagle, the magazine that featured the popular 'Dan Dare' comics, 1950. Hampson started out doing all the work single-handedly, but soon gathered a large crew of hard-working artists around him, including artists Desmond Walduck, Harold Johns, and Donald Harley, as well as writers Alan Stranks and Arthur C. Clarke. The years between 1955 and 1959 were the heyday of the Eagle studios. In addition to 'Dan Dare', Hampson has worked on a variety of other strips for Eagle, such as 'The Great Adventurer', 'Tommy Walls', 'Rob Conway' and 'The Road of courage'. After this, Frank retired from the 'Dan Dare' strip, leaving it to Frank Bellamy. In 1975, he was given an award recognizing his work at the Comic Festival in Lucca. Text (c) Lambiek

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Xupak Très Jolie Planche , c'est toujours très Sympa une Page Originale de Dan Dare .
Jul 25, 2018, 5:19 PM