The University of Dundee’s resident comics and expressive shirts expert, Doctor Chris Murray, alerts us to a new exhibition in the city which is home to publisher DC Thomson: opening on Saturday 8th at 2pm at the University of Dundee’s Tower Building the exhibition celebrates the seventy five year history of The Dandy comic and also looks at the future as the print edition ceases with this week’s edition but a brand new digital, online version launches. The exhibition runs from this Saturday until January 7th (although the University and the gallery are closed over the Christmas holidays from December 23rd to 2nd January); admission is free. The opening event tomorrow will include Chris talking with former editor and well-kent face on the Scottish comics scene Morris Heggie and editor Craig Fergusson among others – more info can be found on the university’s site here.
I should also remind you that, as we blogged recently, on the southern side of the mighty Firth of Forth the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh is also currently running an exhibition celebrating The Dandy – again admission is free (and the NLS is open late most weekday evenings, so you can even nip in on the way home from work, as I plan to). The NLS exhibition is open now and runs until the 3rd of February next year.