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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 and white, A4 photocopy
I've deliberately avoided going for the DUDLEY D. WATKINS 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 Annuals and Specials.