Comic strips and cartoons, superheroes and scallywags, satire and social comment - you'll find them all in our comics collections

Cover of Glad Rag student magazineDundee's significant role in comic production is reflected in the comic collections held by the Archive. Ranging from comic strips in the 'Dundee Free Press' to complete runs of 2000AD and other Marvel and DC titles, this resource is proving invaluable to leisure researchers, undergraduates, postgraduates and academics.

The Archive's list of our comic collections can be downloaded. We have new collections coming in all the time, so please contact us if there is something you would like to see that is not on the list. Also, have a look at the Museum's Comic art collections page

Jim Petrie: Minnie the Minx and More!
A former student of Dundee College of Art and Dundee Training College, Jim Petrie became a popular art teacher at Kirkton High School but is best known as the man who drew the 'world's wildest tomboy' Minnie the Minx for 40 years in DC Thomson's famous comic The Beano. Last summer's exhibition celebrated his life and works.

Listen to Jim speak about his art and Minnie the Minx
This recording is part of the University of Dundee Archive Oral History project. Comic artist David Sutherland and editors and writers Dave Torrie, Euan Kerr and Morris Heggie also feature in the project.

Petrie and Minnie the Minx

Jim Petrie talks to Rhoda Miller about his life with Minnie the Minx.

Interviewed January 2012 WAV 17.42 mins long