Did you enjoy reading comics when you were a child? Or perhaps you still do? If so, you may be interested to know about a new exhibition opening at Dundee Contemporary Arts this Saturday. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, two well-known comic strips that appear weekly in the Sunday Post, the gallery is putting on a group exhibition in which six artists will create playful responses to the newspaper publisher’s extensive archives. Each artist has visited the DC Thomson archives and will be exhibiting their own individual take on the rich cultural history of Dundee publishing.
Featuring new murals, prints, drawings, sculpture and videos created by the artists, the exhibition will also include original material drawn from the company's archive. Setting up as a publisher in the late nineteenth century, DC Thomson launched its first comic, the Dandy, in 1937. Its current publications include iconic brands like the Beano and the recently-launched children's magazine Dangermouse. Images of the characters that appear in these comics so much loved by readers across the UK and beyond will be among the items on show. If you're in Scotland over Christmas, why not look in to see the show?