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New Oor Wullie screenprints

Four new Oor Wullie screenprints

I’ve produced four new handmade, limited edition screenprints of Oor Wullie.

Oor Wullie rides his bike. I like the way the satchel has turned out.
Oor Wullie winks at a snowman (who winks back).
Oor Wullie says it’s only Monday.
Oor Wullie notices it’s raining – and it doesn’t faze him.

These screenprints are initially available in my standard format, 26cms x 19cms costing £40 unframed and £70 framed but if you would like them larger, please let me know.

I hope you like them.

This panel is taken from The Sunday Post, Dundee, which has been carrying strips featuring Oor Wullie – and his sister strip The Broons – since 1936.
Oor Wullie’s characteristics are spiky hair, dungarees and he often sits on an upturned bucket to sum up his situation for us.
The strip was drawn by the legendary draftsman Dudley D. Watkins, who continued to draw the characters until his death in 1969. They are still appearing every week in The Sunday Post.
I especially enjoy using Watkins’s panels in my screenprints as they were drawn so well – he took great pains to give each panel a well balanced composition. And with just a few lines he was able to give a huge range of expressions to his characters.
The Broons and Oor Wullie have become hugely popular across Scotland – and often seem to regarded as part of Scots’ extended families.
I love the stories for their invention and the language that the characters use – it’s full of Scottish turns of phrase which you don’t often see elsewhere.
The Broons and Oor Wullie are known to every Scot – wherever they may be. Many of my customers are Scots or the children or grandchildren of Scots who live outside Scotland.
I am the first and only screenprinter with permission to use the images of The Broons and Oor Wullie in my work.

John