John Patrick Reynolds
Comic Art ~ Oor Wullie
15 x 17 inches
A screen Print reworked from the famous Scottish cartoon strip Oor Wullie that has appeared continuously since the late 1930s; printed on hand made Somerset paper and issued in a limited edition.
Wullie (a common nickname for William north of the border) is characterised by his spikey hair, dungarees and the ubiquitous upturned bucket. His story is one of a cheeky lad who careers around town from one scrape to another (with his chums called Fat Bob and Soapy Soutar) not unlike his arguably more famous stable mate, Dennis the Menace. Less well known in England, Wullie has, nevertheless, achieved cult status in Scotland since his first appearance in the D. C. Thomson newspaper The Sunday Post.