The following comes directly from Hampson's notes.
Although it would have cut no ice with his publishers, but rather would have alienated them since it involved a great deal of time and some extra cost, Frank added this thought. "It would be my hope that the Raff Royal strip should be as technically accurate as the famous 'Terry and the Pirates' in the USA. It would therefore demand considerable research".
by Don Harley (Sept 2007)
We sent photostats of the strip above to Hampson's assistant Don Harley and asked him to redraw the pages adding and clarifying detail as he went. Here is page one.
You will notice frame three contains detailed background whereas frames five and seven contain no backgrounds at all. Hampson would have found references of the Freighter interior before dawing the finished version.
|Second Page finished 30th November 2007.|