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Commemorative plaque for Oor Wullie illustrator Dudley D Watkins Dudley D Watkins drew Oor Wullie, the Broons and Desperate Dan Continue reading the main story Related StoriesHistoric Scots to be recognised Real-life Oor Wullie Pc revealed Oor Wullie sketches auctioned off Illustrator Dudley D Watkins, famous for drawing Oor Wullie and The Broons, is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque.He is the first historic Scot to be recognised as part of a new national scheme.The Dundee-based illustrator drew for The Sunday Post from 1936 until his death in 1969.Others due to be honoured with plaques include John Logie Baird, James Watt, Francis Cadell and Hamish MacCunn.The Commemorative Plaque Scheme is designed to celebrate the life and achievements of significant historic figures, through the erection of a plaque on the home where they lived, or the building that was particularly synonymous with their achievements. The first year of the scheme is celebrating the Year of Creative Scotland.Members of the public were asked to submit nominations then an independent panel of experts selected the final 12.Dudley D Watkins was nominated by Frank Boyle, the cartoonist for the Edinburgh Evening News.The illustrator made a significant contribution to Scottish popular culture through his work for publisher DC Thomson. He is best known%

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