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

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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