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Exhibition to celebrate The Dandy's 75th anniversary

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The University of Dundee Museum Services have created an exhibition in their Lamb Gallery to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dandy, the world’s third-longest running comic created by Dundee publishers DC Thomson.

On Saturday 8 December at 2pm there will be a special event to tie into this exhibiton. The event takes the form of an informative and engaging series of talks about The Dandy’s history and its future. The event takes place on Saturday at 2pm in the Baxter suite, room 1.36 (on the first floor of the Tower Building). The exhibition will be on show until 12 January (except when the University is closed for Christmas 23 December – 2 January).

As well as looking at the past and the great archive, the event will also look to the comic's future, giving an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of the new Digital Dandy, with a discussion led by Dr Chris Murray of the School of Humanities, with contributions from former Dandy editor Morris Heggie, new Digital Dandy editor Craig Ferguson, Digital Production manager Mark Hunter, writer Dan McGachey, long-time DCT artist David Sutherland, and one of the artists who is very closely involved in the direction of the Digital Dandy, Stephen White.

The exhibition and launch have been created as part of an on-going partnership between DC Thomson & Co Ltd, the University of Dundee Museum Services and the newly established Scottish Centre for Comics Studies based at the University.


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