THE ARTWORK OF FRANK HAMPSON
Recognise this? Fascinating picture of a Japanese river boat designed by Leiji Matsumoto from an Eagle fan.
In his view, there are marked similarities to Anastasia. I can see what he means - especially in the rear section. I'd
be interested to hear what anyone else thinks. It could look great on the Thames - anyone know if Boris is a Dan
Dare fan? See the page he put together here.
New at the Atkinson: Stephen Whittle has now collected the Dan Dare board we are lending to the Gallery to add an
example of my father's work to their display. It's a particularly fine piece and well worth a look if you're passing that
way. Stephen tells me their display has attracted a number of interesting donations, including a Radio Station in
perfect condition. In addition to their permanent display a 'one off' Eagle exhibition is definitely on the cards for the
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19 December 2015: I'm sure some of you will already know about this but we didn't until a friend, having caught it
on Radio 4 Extra this week, sent us a heads up. The programme was hosted by Tim Rice and included Philip
Pullman amongst the guests, as well as the voices of Marcus Morris and my father, Frank Hampson.
This was first broadcast in 2010 but for some reason, we missed it entirely. Delighted to have heard it now - a
really excellent programme. It will be available on iPlayer for around a month from this date.
28 March 2016 (WelI, I did say my news would be very occasional!) Just a few things:
In addition to the artwork they already have on loan, the Atkinson Gallery in Southport have now purchased a small,
representive collection of my father's artwork for their permanent collection. They only took delivery of the boards
quite recently but we are hoping to get up there see the work when it is on display.
The Eagle Society have kindly invited me to attend their annual function in Sevenoaks this April. I'll be giving a talk
and showing some Eagle related items.
There are a couple of new boards up on the website.
As part of The Story of British Comics So Far exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey, on
Saturday 8 October 2016, 6.00-7.00pm, I will be in conversation with Paul Gravett in an event entitled
By Gum - Dan Dare
Tickets cost £12 (incl one free glass of wine or juice). Advanced booking required.
This is a fundraising event and all the proceeds will be for the benefit of the gallery.
Be great to see you there if you can make it.
27 June 2017
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