I’ve produced four new screenprints showing the Broons at their best. They show
- Paw Broon with a puppy
- The male Broons going to their allotment
- Daphne Broon has an idea
- Paw Broon gets laid off
I love al these images for their draughtsmanship by Dudley D Watkins – and for the freeze-frame moments of the family’s life.
The panel is taken from a strip which originally appeared in The Sunday Post.
The Broons are an 11-strong family. The members are Paw, Maw, Granpaw, Hen, Daphne, Joe, Maggie, Horace, The Twins, The Bairn.
The Broons first appeared in The Sunday Post, Dundee, in March 1936, drawn by the legendary draftsman Dudley D. Watkins. 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 – the other Sunday Post strip drawn by Watkins – 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.
Standard size: 26cms x 19cms
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms. Not yet printed – please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one.
Large size: 76cms x 56cms. Not yet printed – please email me on email@example.com if you would like one.