Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 7pm Saturday 11am - 4pm
University of Dundee
Ian Kennedy (1932-2022) is a legend in British comics. Acclaimed and respected by fans and fellow artists, his career in comics spanned over 70 years.
Born and educated in Dundee, Ian began work as a trainee illustrator in the Art Department at DC Thomson & Co in 1949. In 1954 he became a freelance artist and began doing work for Amalgamated Press in London as well as Thomson in Dundee. He became particularly known for his work in war comics, which led to his long association with DC Thomson’s Commando, illustrating well over a thousand covers between 1970 and 2022. In the late 1970s he moved more into science fiction and fantasy, creating work for 2000AD and Starblazer as well as drawing Dan Dare for the relaunched Eagle. Although semi-retired from 1997, Ian continued to work on Commando and other projects up until his death last year.
Ian leaves behind a huge legacy that will continue to inspire comics fans for generations to come. The University of Dundee Museums are delighted to present this exhibition featuring a selection of original art from Ian’s studio and from the collections of DC Thomson.
The exhibition is free