Growing up in the northeast of England, I was familiar with this weekly newspaper and loved the comic strips, notably The Broons and Oor Wullie.
My drawing of Oor Wullie, 2004
These two strips first appeared in the Post in 1936 and have continued to the present day (there were reprints in the 1970s). The Broons is an extended Scottish family (English name: The Browns) of several generations, while Wullie is a spiky-haired scamp; the characters haven’t really changed – or aged – in seventy-eight years! The writers and artists are not averse to including present-day events and people in the strips.
1997 commemorative book in my collection
It's interesting (to me, at least!) that between January 2005 and 2006 storylines were written by broadcaster Tom Morton (no relation) from his home in Shetland.
It this world of constant and rapid change, it’s braw to know that some things stay the same.
Congratulations, Sunday Post!