This design commemorates The People’s Friend magazine in its 150th year. Both the “Friend” and Oor Wullie are integral parts of the DC Thomson story; enduring and well loved cornerstones of the media company based in Dundee. Around Oor Wullie’s body are landmarks from the five cities in which Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is taking place, painted in the style of J. Campbell Kerr, creator of the magazine’s cover artwork. A selection of vintage pages surround the golden bucket, celebrating the rich history of the publication. This statue pays an affectionate nod to the past while embracing the future.
Sarah Holliday, The People's Friend
Sarah Holliday graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a degree in Animation in 2016, and now works as Illustrations Editor for The People’s Friend.
The People’s Friend is the world’s longest running women’s magazine, as certified by Guinness World Records. Founded in 1869, the magazine is famous for its fiction and is packed with short stories, serial instalments, cookery, craft, puzzles, gardening, travel and health. The People’s Friend is on sale every Wednesday and available in newsagents and supermarkets all over the UK. The magazine is also popular overseas with a strong readership in Australia.