Korky The Cat gets into a fight

Posted by John Patrick Reynolds on


Korky The Cat gets into a fight and invites a normal cat to box him – it’s a kind of anthropomorphic joke. Korky is accepted by the human characters of the strip as another human – and he fights like a man, with his fists held high. The normal cat, however, is still on all fours. So when Korky invites him to put up his fists, he is really challenging him to behave like a human. Sometimes you wonder who The Dandy artists were writing for.

Korky was a favourite of mine when I was growing up. I thought he was cool. The strip first appeared in The Dandy issue 1, in 4 December 1937. In 1984, after 47 years, Korky was replaced on the front cover by Desperate Dan.

I am the only screenprinter allowed to plunder the fabulous comic art archives of top British comic publisher DC Thomson.

Medium size: 48cm x 38cm. 

Usual price £145 – now on sale for £95.

Signed and numbered in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds

Officially approved by The Dandy publisher DC Thomson.

© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.


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