Festive Comic Prints
As the weather takes a turn for the worst and the sun sets sooner in the day, hats coats and scarves are layered up over thick jumpers and try their best to keep us warm. At Reindeer antiques, the Christmas tree is up in the window and, this year, is surrounded by some of the finest Comic Art prints on Kensington Church Street.
Eager to welcome back a firm favourite, we are delighted to hang many of Annie Tempest's original watercolours and prints on our walls. Full of wit and good humour and renowned for its weekly appearance in Country Life, the artwork from Tempest's series Tottering By Gently is sure to put a smile on your face.
Taking inspiration from her childhood at Broughton Hall in West Yorkshire, Tempest's protagonists, Dicky and Daffy, will lead you on their adventures and escapades, usually accompanied by canine companions, Scribble and Slobber, and a glass (or bottle) of wine. From sailing and hunting to gardening and lounging, the daily lives of Dicky and Daffy are very entertaining to follow.
Alongside Tempest's work, we are very fortunate to display the work of printmaker John Reynolds. Reworked from D. C. Thomson’s famous British comics such as The Beano, Victor and Boys Own, each image is printed on hand made Somerset paper and issued in a limited edition. Based in Maida Vale, Reynolds is the first artist to receive permission from the publishers to reproduce these iconic images.
These striking prints featuring the likes of Asterix, Dennis the Menace, Popeye and Desperate Dan add a bright pop of colour and character to our walls and bringing a feeling of festive humour and cheer into the gallery.