Eric Eden had studied with Frank Hampson in Southport and briefly joined the 'Dan Dare' team in 1950. After a spell in advertising he returned to the strip in 1955, where he specialised in airbrush art and in the large space craft which populated the strip. Eden also scripted many 'Dan Dare' stories before he left Eagle. He then went to work for TV21, where he drew among others 'Lady Penelope' and 'XL5'. He died at his home in Shropshire in 1983, aged only 59.