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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Free comic mag in The Sunday Post

Today's edition of The Sunday Post includes a free 48 page magazine entitled The Broons Celebrate Robert Burns. As you can gather, the magazine commemorates the Scottish celebration of Burns' Night with a wealth of suitable strips and features. 

From the looks of things, most of the Broons and Oor Wullie strips in the mag are reprints from The Sunday Post. The majority were drawn by Peter Davidson but there is a resized Oor Wullie strip by Dudley Watkins from the 1960s, and a three page Broons by Ken Harrison that may be new.

There's also a two page feature on the Treasure Island adaptation that was drawn by Dudley Watkins. (Surely overdue for a reprint in full?)

There's a nice Burns' Night centrespread painting featuring The Broons which I think may be new but I'm not sure...

Amongst the other features there's Burns' Tam O'Shanter poem illustrated by Bash Street Kids artist David Sutherland. Very nicely done in wash.

Although a Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Post is available in England too (in some newsagents at least). Next Sunday's edition will include another free magazine; this time focusing on The Broons Family Tree.


James Spiring said...

Is that poem illustration new? If so, it must be the first time in quite a while that Dave has been called upon to do a more realistic art style. I know that he started out doing adventure strips (Great Flood of London for example), but almost all of his recent output has been humour.

Lew Stringer said...

I think the illustrations he did for that poem are new. I haven't seen them before anyway.

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