Handmade screen print on cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds.
Standard size: 26cm x 19cm
Medium size: 48cm x 38cm
Large size: 76cm x 56cm
Korky the Cat gets into a fight and invites a normal cat to box him – it’s a kind of anthropomorphic joke. Korky is accepted by the human characters of the strip as another human – and he fights like a man, with his fists held high. The normal cat, however, is still on all fours. So when Korky invites him to put up his fists, he is really challenging him to behave like a human. Sometimes you wonder who The Dandy artists were writing for.
Korky was a favourite of mine when I was growing up. I thought he was cool. The strip first appeared in The Dandy issue 1, in 4 December 1937. In 1984, after 47 years, Korky was replaced on the front cover by Desperate Dan.
This screenprint has been officially approved by DC Thomson. I am the first and only screenprinter with permission to use the images of Dennis The Menace and Gnasher in my work.
These are all original screenprints. An original print is a work of art printed by hand, from a plate, block, stone, or stencil (which is the case here - screenprints are made using screen stencils) that has been created by the artist for the purpose of producing the image.
© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.