Frank Hampson

(1918—1985) cartoonist

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(1918–1985), British artist. He cofounded the Eagle comic in 1950, and he is best known for creating the space adventure comic strip Dan Dare—Pilot of the Future, first published in the Eagle in April 1950. Many of the adventures featured post–World War II conditions (e.g., the threat of famine, the need for world government) as background, but projected into the future. Skillful draftsmanship, imaginative color, and cinematic techniques characterized Hampson's inventive space technology and the landscapes and peoples of other planets. He also drew The Great Adventurer (the story of Saint Paul) and a life of Jesus, “The Road of Courage.”

From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Oxford Reference.

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