Who Do You Think You Are?


Born in Manchester to a lithographer and his wife, Dudley Dexter Watkins grew up in Nottingham and studied at the(Aurum, 2006), “his big-chinned, big-hearted cartooning and robust adventure art came to define the company’s clear, friendly style”. In 1936, he created with editor Robert Duncan Low , about an extended working-class family living in a small tenement flat, and , about a mischievous spiky-haired boy; both strips debuted in the newspaper the , which still publishes them to this day. Watkins also drew the strip in the first issue of the in 1937, which starred a cowboy whose strength was only exceeded by his appetite (favourite food: cow pies, complete with horns and tail), and he illustrated all three strips until his death in 1969, an unfinished adventure on his desk. His work for the included and , and in 2013 he was awarded a commemorative plaque by Historic Environment Scotland.

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?1 min gelesen
Pick Of The Month
w fachrs.com The Family and Community Historical Research Society (FACHRS) was not able to hold its 2020 conference because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been rescheduled for 2021 with all of the same speakers giving their talks online. The
Who Do You Think You Are?1 min gelesen
TNA Gives 25 Archives Grants To Aid Recovery From Pandemic
The Covid-19 Archives Fund has awarded 25 UK archives grants of up to £50,000. The fund, which is run by The National Archives, is intended to help archives secure physical and ‘born-digital’ records that are at risk of being dispersed or lost. The b
Who Do You Think You Are?4 min gelesen
With somewhere in the region of 12.5 million documents to choose from, there are all sorts of strange, unique and valuable items housed in the shelves and strongrooms of the county archive in Norwich. During the early 1800s, the vicar of Middleton, a