Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Dan Dare and the Mekon return to Southport


As readers of the Mayoral blog will know I have been spending some time at The Atkinson recently. On my way out this afternoon I passed through an exhibition I had not noticed before and part of it featured the adventures of Dan Dare. As readers of a certain vintage will know the Eagle comic was a remarkably successful publication. The stories , in the main, were written by a Birkdale Clergy man the Vicar of St James's Marcus Morris and the artwork was produced by a lecturer at the Southport Art College Frank Hampson.

They have some excellent exhibits including some of the original artwork. If you are an Eagel fan it is well work a visit.