Frank Hampson was perhaps best known as the creator and original artist for Dan Dare, but he also illustrated a number of children's books for Ladybird. Dan Dare was first published in the British comic The Eagle in April 1950, and was last published as an ongoing series in 1996 - although Dan had undergone more than a few changes by then.
"* "Frank Hampson's Dan Dare is the most thrilling and accomplished work ever published in the comics form in Britain." - Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials "Frank Hampson is one of the unsung geniuses of the Twentieth Century." - Terry Jones (Monty Python)"