Oor Wullie



2014 – Ongoing
Leith docks
Ltd Ink Corporation
Ink on paper

Harman has reappropriated the Oor Wullie and The Broons comic strips from Scotland’s The Sunday Post newspaper, painting the character/s brown and black. Interested in the literal black and white format of the comic strip and how little room there is for variants on this, he asks how black is a black character? How does altering the perceived race of a cartoon of what we presume to be an indigenous Scottish family change our reading of the strip?

Photographs:Chris Scott