To tie into the growing research interest in Comics Studies at the University we have been steadily building up a collection of original artworks by comics artists and cartoonists from the late 19th century up to today. These include also original Punch cartoons by John Tenniel and Bernard Partridge; works by the Russian cartoonist Caran d'Ache; a set of cigarette cards by Dundee artist A P F Ritchie; a large collection of sketches by the Dundee artist and war poet Joseph Lee; various pieces of original comics art from D C Thomson titles such as the Beano, the Rover, Bunty, the Sunday Post and other titles by Dudley D Watkins, Allan Morley, Roland Davies, Gary Northfield and Elizabeth 'Bunty' Stott; drawings created at comics events in the University by DC Thomson artists David Sutherland, Laura Howell, Jim Glen and Willie Ritchie; various pieces of original comic art collected and donated by DC Thomson writer and editor Morris Heggie (including works by Tom Paterson, Steve Bright, Ken Reid and Barrie Appleby); and other British and American comics art by artists including Colin MacNeil, Steve Yeowell and Matt Brooker.
Find out about the University's Scottish Centre for Comics Studies.
Find out about the University Archives' comics collections.
You can now see a permanent display of highlights from the collection in the Baxter suite on the first floor of the Tower. A temporary comics exhibitions space has also been created here in room 1.36.