Sunday 13 September 2015

Comics and the City

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

To accompany our hugely popular exhibition in the Lamb Gallery, Jim Petrie: Minnie the Minx and More, we will be hosting this special free event:

Comics and the City
Wednesday 16th September at 5.30pm
Baxter Room 1.36, Tower Building, University of Dundee

The statues of Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx in the city centre are a tangible reminder of the importance of comics to Dundee’s heritage and identity. In this event, four guest speakers will discuss this unique legacy in a series of short talks. 

Dr Chris Murray (English, School of Humanities) will speak about the history and future of comics in Dundee.    Phillip Vaughan (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) will discuss the links between comics and Dundee’s new strengths in animation and gaming. 

John Gray (Dundee City Council) will describe the public art projects in the city that have drawn on DC Thomson’s comic creations. Finally, Prof Deborah Peel (Town & Regional Planning, School of Social Sciences) will discuss how the city’s branding past and present has drawn on this comics legacy.

We hope you will be able to join us for a fascinating evening.