Oor Wullie creator’s house up for sale

Hillbank House
Hillbank House

Deadline News reports the house once owned by the creator of  cartoon character, ‘Oor Wullie’, is on the market for just under £500,000.

Hillbank House in Blairgowrie, Perthshire was home to Oor Wullie’s ‘father’, Robert Low, for over 30 years and is being sold through Clyde Property.

Hillbank House - Interior

The view from Hillbank House
The view from Hillbank House

It is said Mr Low was inspired to create the famous cartoon character – more often associated with his longtime artist, who Low worked with, Dudley D. Wakins – after watching his own son play with friends.

Full property details here on RightMove

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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