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Oor Wullie tells off his pet mouse, Jeemy
£ 40.00 – £ 74.00
Oor Wullie’s pet mouse Jeemy often proves himself to be a very intelligent companion – but on this occasion Oor Wullie thinks he’s being a bit thick and remonstrates with him. Who would want to go to school, anyway?
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.
The strip was originally 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.
Standard size: 26cms x 19cms
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms – not currently available. Contact [email protected] if you would like one.
Large size: 76cms x 56cms – not currently available. Contact [email protected] if you would like one.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
Screenprint officially approved by Sunday Post publisher DC Thomson.
© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.