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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

National Library to stage Dandy exhibition ahead of digital switch (Scotland)

It is the legendary comic that is finally about to call it a day after 75 years of entertaining the nation. Now fans of The Dandy will be able to explore the origins of the famous comic in a new display at the National Library Scotland, which has been unveiled just weeks before the iconic title is due to go digital. Rarely-seen original storyboards and drawings from publisher DC Thomson's archive in Dundee have been unearthed for a celebration of one of the world's most successful comics at the Edinburgh attraction. Visitors will be able to inspect second the front cover of the second ever edition, dating back to 1937, see how Desperate Dan's look was based on the comic's first editor, and relive classic characters like Black Bob and Korky the Cat

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