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Wednesday, 24 November 2010
THE UNSEEN DESPERATE DAN...
Written, drawn, lettered & coloured by Kid Robson
Unseen 'cos I've only just drawn it. One or two people who responded
to a couple of my previous posts (and elsewhere) said that I should have
a go at drawing THE DANDY'sDESPERATE DAN if I wasn't too keen
on a certain artist's controversial interpretation of DD.
So, first chance I got I did. What you're looking at is a hand-coloured
A4 photocopy, the result of some old acrylic inks I've had lying around for
10 years. I didn't take the time to properly erase the pencil lines from the
original before I got the page photocopied, so some are still in evidence.
When I have more time, I'll 'tidy up' the colours a bit.
Original black & white A4 copy
I've deliberately avoided going for the DUDLEY D. WATKIN's look,
preferring instead a slightly more 'cartoonish' appearance - hence my
version of AUNT AGGIE looking nothing like the 'traditional' one. It
should go without saying that the 'devil effect' in frame 6 is merely
symbolic and not to be taken literally.
Drawn merely for my own amusement, the copyright of Desperate Dan remains the property of D.C. THOMSON & Co., Ltd. The weekly
Dandy ceased publication in December 2012 after 75 years, but Dan
and all his comic chums live on in an online version.