Sunday, 1 March 2015
HERE, HAVE SOME GINGER...
GINGER from THE BEEZER comic always struck me as the
'English' equivalent of OOR WULLIE from The Sunday Post.
Both were published by D.C. Thomson and drawn by DUDLEY
DEXTER WATKINS, but whereas Wullie was distinctly Scottish,
Ginger wasn't geographically-confined to any one area of Britain.
Dudley D. Watkins was one of those artists that made drawing
look easy, pencilling out 'sausage' figures and inking in the detail
as he went along - essentially doing the actual drawing with a pen
or brush. He was a complete natural, and no artist since has drawn
any of his strips with the same skill, style or verve as he himself,
with the only exceptions being the late CHARLES GRIGG
and the mighty KEN H. HARRISON.
However, don't take my word for it. Here are four Ginger
strips drawn by D.D. Watkins to demonstrate precisely what
I'm talking about. Superb stuff indeed! Enjoy!
Posted by Kid at Sunday, March 01, 2015