Kirsten Murray, editor of Commando and more at DC Thomson

Creating Comics: An Interview with Commando Editor Kirsten Murray

With war comic Commando recently passing its landmark 5000th issue and many changes behind the scenes in its editorial department, downthetubes caught up with the veteran title’s recently-installed editor, Kirsten Murray, just part of her role as DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands editor, to ask her about the title’s ongoing success at a difficult time forContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Commando Editor Kirsten Murray

The Broons stage show dates announced 

“Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news!” Scotland’s most famous family The Broons are going on tour in a new stage play written by Rob Drummond, starting in Perth and culminating at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in November. The Glebe Street bunch have featured in the classic DC Thomson comic strips in TheContinue reading The Broons stage show dates announced 

Comics Dundee: Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail

The city of Dundee is currently in the middle of the art and charity installation Oor Wullies’ Bucket Trail in which painted fibreglass statues of the Sunday Post newspaper’s 80 year old naughty boy character are scattered around the city for locals and tourists alike to visit and ‘collect’. The majority of the main batch ofContinue reading Comics Dundee: Oor Wullie’s 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

The Broons Family of the Year 2016 - The Trueman family. Photo courtesy and © DC Thomson

DC Thomson hosts The Broons Awards to celebrate Scotland’s Families

Helping celebrate 80 years of the popular newspaper strip, The Broons Awards took place at a star-studded event at The Grand Central Hotel last night in Glasgow, hosted by Lorraine Kelly. The evening celebrated families and individuals who share and demonstrate the same values as the Sunday Post newspaper, home of The Broons, – honesty,Continue reading DC Thomson hosts The Broons Awards to celebrate Scotland’s Families