Keith Watson

Watson (1935-1994), a big fan of comics, joined Frank Hampson’s studio in 1958 without having received any formal education in fine arts. After the studio closed a year later, Watson started to work for Lion, drawing ‘Captain Condor’ at first and taking over the legendary science fiction comic ‘Dan Dare’ in 1962. Together with scriptwriter David Motton, he brought the comic closer to the spirit of its creator Frank Hampson. The last original story of Dan Dare was published in 1967. In the 1960s and 1970s, Watson intensified his production of science fiction comics for the British audience. In the late 1970s, he entered
the Dutch market with ‘Roel Dijkstra’, a comic about soccer.

Keith Watson: “Dan Dare: Fireball”,1962, 38 x 54 cm

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