If you have not heard of the Lance Hallam Project, noted U.S.-based Carol Day collector Chris Killackey decided to try to put this magnificent story back together, and he has been pursuing the art he didn’t already own with a vengeance!
He enlisted the help of fellow Carol Day collectors Roger Clark & Guy Mills, and they have re-established Roger’s former Carol Day website to provide as a focal point for the project.
Lance Hallam, a Carol Day story by David Wright, strip #111
Well, the Lance Hallam Project team recently procured the 70 th of 84 total daily strips necessary to complete the Lance Hallam storyline from Carol Day!
Project momentum remains strong as collectors from around the globe continue to assist the Project team with identifying strip locations.
They have line of sight on 8 of the remaining 14 strips necessary to pull the complete story together … and 4 more have been seen in the public domain via electronic auction sites (or, in one case, an actual auction house – Millon in France).
That leaves just two strips that need to be unearthed to pull the majestic example of serial storytelling that Lance Hallam represents back together in its original form!
With the procurement of the 70th strip, the team will be making a broad advertising push to request help in locating remaining strips, with a particular focus on the European collecting community. In the coming days, you’ll see announcements, articles and columns on 2DGalleries, Down the Tubes, Comic Art Fans, the CGC message boards… and more.
The team is so thankful to thank those who have contributed art to the project and those who have helped with networking within the collecting community to find art.
They’ve done their best to honor those who have contributed. You see the Contributor page on www.carol-day.com for selfies of contributors showing off their gift; if you’re a contributor and have not sent yours, now is the time!
The Lance Hallam team is getting close – and they’ve got some further ideas coming on incentivizing folks to both contribute art and help find it; more to come on that.
As always, if you have any Carol Day examples from the Lance Hallam storyline, or just know someone who might, you can reach out to Chris Killackey at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly by sending him a message on his 2DG account.