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Monday, November 11, 2013

Dudley D. Watkins to be honoured with commemorative plaque

From The Dandy No.1212 - Feb.13th 1965
One of the greatest and most skilled comic artists of the 20th Century, Dudley D. Watkins, is to be honoured by the Scottish government with a commemorative plaque. 

As I'm sure all readers of this blog are aware, Dudley Watkins was the original artist of Desperate Dan, Lord Snooty, Biffo the BearThe Broons, Oor Wullie and many other strips. His versatility enabled him to master both humour and adventure strips for The Dandy and other DC Thomson titles. 

Although born in Manchester, Mr.Watkins grew up in Nottingham and later moved to Dundee. He sadly passed away in 1969 but his work continues to be appreciated by artists and collectors far and wide.

For more information see John Freeman's excellent Down the Tubes website:

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