Dan Dare / Eagle Artists:
Don Harley and Greta Tomlinson
|I am indebted to David Britton for sending me the Eagle Times copies signed by Don Harley and Greta Tomlinson and their photos below.|
most prized possession and the Best Christmas gift anyone can hope for:
Received on November 16, 1998
Eagle Times 10'th Anniversary Edition (Spring 1998 - Vol. 11 No. 1) signed by Don Harley, the last surviving Dan Dare artist, and Greta Tomlinson who worked for Eagle comics in the early 1950's.
With best wishes
|Not only am
I the proud owner of the 10'th Anniv. edition but also a copy of Winter 1997 - Vol. 10
No.4 edition signed by the same artists.
I am deeply indebted to David Britton who made the above possible. Heart-felt thanks David. I will cherish these autographed copies forever.
To Jack with best wishes
from Greta Tomlinson
|Photos of Greta and Don at a charterhouse (just outside Godalming near Guildford in the county of Surrey just south of London) where Eagle Day 4 was held on Nov. 4, 1998.|
|Don Harley joined the Dan Dare team in late 1951 after Frank Hampson had given a lecture at the art school where he was studying. Don is credited with being the backbone of the team during Frank Hampsons periods of illness, and was dubbed "The second best Dan Dare artist" by Frank himself. Don Harley worked on Dan Dare until Keith Watson took over as sole artist in 1962. His last Dan Dare work involved drawing panels to hide the Eagle logo in the Dragons Dream reprints in 1979.|
You can write to Don Harley at:
|Greta Tomlinson had studied at the Slade Art School in
London before joining the Dan Dare team. Whilst at the studio she worked closely with
Harold Johns. Perhaps her most notable achievement is being the model for Professor
Peabody, one of Dan's crew on many of his adventures. She worked in the Eagle studio from
1950 to 1954, and went on to have a long career in advertising and illustration.
Lodge - the Dan Dare Studio. This page is dedicated to Joan
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