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Strange places to see characters!?!

Post by STARBOY » 25 May 2009, 11:56

I thought as it was a quite day on Comics UK that I would post this picture of Ooor Wullie painted on a Beach Hut in Elgin (Highlands). Has anyone seen any other characters painted in strange locations - I remember a few on Glasgow cable ends (ends of tennement building when part of it had been demolished,if that makes sense) in the 70s. (The link takes you to BBC Scotland site,click on the BIG PICTURE ICON to see)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/default.stm

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Post by tony ingram » 25 May 2009, 18:47

Don't know if this counts, but there's an iron statue of the Grandma from the Giles cartoons standing on a plinth at the top of Princes St in Ipswich...

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Post by steelclaw » 25 May 2009, 19:02

tony ingram wrote:Don't know if this counts, but there's an iron statue of the Grandma from the Giles cartoons standing on a plinth at the top of Princes St in Ipswich...
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Post by tony ingram » 25 May 2009, 20:22

Yep, that's her. Thanks! :D

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Post by Digifiend » 25 May 2009, 20:25

Of course, there are similar statues of Andy Capp, Minnie the Minx and Desperate Dan... the latter two are, obviously, in Dundee.

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Post by steelclaw » 25 May 2009, 20:44

I didn't know there was a Andy Capp.

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Post by Digifiend » 25 May 2009, 20:54

I stumbled onto the Andy Capp statue's existence by accident - it happens to be used on his Wikipedia article.

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Post by STARBOY » 25 May 2009, 21:23

I wasn't aware of any Andy Capp statues so glad to see there is one for a great character (ditto Grandma). Another statue , although a lesser known character in the UK (very specifically a West of Scotland Icon) is the Galsgow Cowboy "Lobby Dosser "(link attached - sorry no idea how to load a pic on this site) by chartoonist Bud Neil ( the name Lobby Dosser is based on "Glasgow speak" for someone that sleeps in a hallway (a lobby) usually because they've had to much to drink) .


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Neill

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Post by philcom55 » 25 May 2009, 22:14

Not quite a statue perhaps but there's also a bust of Dan Dare in Southport:
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Post by Digifiend » 25 May 2009, 22:20

STARBOY wrote:(link attached - sorry no idea how to load a pic on this site)
If you already have webspace, just use [img]imageURL[/img]. Or you can upload an attachment. Scroll down if you can't see the option when posting a reply.

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Post by steelclaw » 25 May 2009, 22:24

Wow cool Dan Dare Bust.

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Bud Neill's legacy: Lobey Dosser and Rank Bajin, astride Elfie, the only two legged horse in The West.

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Post by STARBOY » 25 May 2009, 22:27

Digifiend thanks for the advice I'll have a go next time (not very techie I'm afraid :oops: ) Steelclaw thank you for uploading Lobby Dosser for me - excellent to see a bust or Dan Dare wonderful stuff the ultimate UK comic character IMHO .

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Post by colcool007 » 25 May 2009, 23:05

I think that the most unusual one for me was Oor Wullie on a HGV cab. The guy who's cabin it is works from the Angus area in Scotland, so it was no surprise for me to see it!
I started to say something sensible but my parents took over my brain!

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Re: Strange places to see characters!?!

Post by steelclaw » 26 May 2009, 16:58

This is a picture from the youtube advert that Peter posted on another thread.

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtop ... ube#p20720

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQxY80vVuj8

Gus from 'Cor' painted on a bus for the Penguin chocolate bar advert.

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