Crivvens – iconic prints of comic heroes to feature in exhibition
By GRAEME STRACHAN, 29 February 2016 3.07pm.
Dundee Evening Telegraph
An exhibition is being staged in Tayside to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Oor Wullie and the Broons.
The event will attract huge interest from throughout Scotland and particularly in the north east.
Eduardo Alessandro Studios in Broughty Ferry is staging an exhibition of artwork by printmaker John Patrick Reynolds inspired by the comic and newspaper cartoons which have entertained three generations of readers.
The display will show handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper of Oor Wullie and the Broons which are signed and numbered by John Patrick Reynolds.
It will be opened on Saturday at 9.30am by a mischievous Oor Wullie, played by Shéa Dillon, who is the son of Dundee United club captain Sean.
The Broons and Oor Wullie have been printed every week in the Sunday Post since March 8 1936 when they were created by legendary cartoonist Dudley D Watkins who continued drawing them until 1969.
Screenprinter John Patrick Reynolds is the first and only artist to be granted permission from DC Thomson to make screenprints using its unrivalled archive of iconic comic heroes and heroines such as Dennis the Menace and his faithful dog Gnasher, Desperate Dan, Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids, as well as all the boys’ own adventure heroes from comics such as the Victor and Commando and forgotten gems such as the Golden Heart Love stories.
John also produces prints based on characters Popeye and Asterix.
These highly collectable prints are available framed or unframed from Eduardo Alessandro Studios, www.eastudios.com, and can also be shipped worldwide.
For further information on the exhibition contact Sandro Paladini on 01382 737011.