Hillbank House

Oor Wullie creator’s house up for sale

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. It is said Mr Low was inspired toContinue reading Oor Wullie creator’s house up for sale

Art by Asia Alfasi © Asia Alfasi /Lightbox

By Gum! What a Grand Comics Exhibition at Woking’s Lightbox

Tuesday 9th August saw the official launch of “The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!” at the Lightbox in Woking, which runs until December. Co-curators Paul Gravett and Hamish MacGillivray  gave an insight into the genesis of the exhibition and of their involvement in (comics) exhibitions in Britain and beyond. After the speeches,Continue reading By Gum! What a Grand Comics Exhibition at Woking’s Lightbox

Comics Dundee: Beyond The Bucket Trail

The public art and charity event Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail is currently on in the City Of Dundee. However there is much more comics-wise in Dundee for British comics enthusiasts to visit than just the Bucket Trail. Perhaps the best known comics related item in Dundee is the statue of Desperate Dan, Dawg and MinnieContinue reading Comics Dundee: Beyond The Bucket Trail

On The Trail of the Lonesome Bucket in Dundee

It would be hard, to be honest, to find many Scots who have not heard of, or read the comic stories of Oor Wullie, a Scottish laddie who has never grown up, and has captured the hearts of millions over the years. His fame here in Scotland (and Northern England) is pretty all encompassing, whichContinue reading On The Trail of the Lonesome Bucket in Dundee

Gordon Livingstone in his garden, with the art that featured in Commando Issue 2786 "Protect or Die", published in August 1994.

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone

Artist Gordon Livingstone is another unsung hero of British comics. Born on 17th August 1934, he grew up in the tenements of Lochee, Dundee. As a school leaver, Gordon ended up working as an office boy for a local law firm and would end up drawing rather than doing his job. Fortunately for us, the lawyerContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone