I was sorry to hear of the passing of former DC Thomson editor David Torrie last week. Mr.Torrie worked for the company from 1961 to 2006, editing a number of comics including The Dandy in the early 1980s, the Fun-Size editions of Beano and Dandy, and serving as the first editor of Classics from the Comics. He gave artists such as Nigel Parkinson their first work on The Dandy and is affectionately remembered by those who worked with him.
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My condolences to Mr.Torrie's family and friends for their loss.
The photograph above shows David Torrie at a DC Thomson get-together in 2010 talking to Minnie the Minx artist Jim Petrie. My thanks to artist Keith Robson for sending it to me.