Frank Hampson

Frank Hampson (1918-1985) 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 and after the war he started attending the Southport School of Arts and Crafts. In 1949 he started collaborating with Marcus Morris and they created the Eagle magazine to which he contributed from 1950 to 1961. He is best known as the creator and artist of ‘Dan Dare’. Hampson has also 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, with a new editor, Frank retired from the ‘Dan Dare’ strip, leaving it to Frank Bellamy.

Frank Hampson: “Dan Dare”, 1960, 24 x 31 cm

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