The eight foot tall bronze statue of Desperate Dan walking (or perhaps dragging) his dog, Dawg while Minnie the Minx fixes Dan in the sights of her catapult.

These wonderful statues can be found in the City Square of Dundee, Scotland.

Desperate Dan is a Comic Strip character who appeared in The Dandy (the final printed edition of the Dandy was issued on 4 December 2012) while Minnie the Minx continues to appear in The Beano, both much loved children’s comics by D.C. Thomson of Dundee.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Single RAW file converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Featured in : Sculpture : 6 Feb 13

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland.


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  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerover 1 year ago

    Love these sculptures! Absolutely cracking :-)

  • Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    I remember reading Desperate Dan when I was a kid! Well caught, Tom.

  • Thank you kindly David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    lovely shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    Now that’s a throwback to my childhood. Well captured Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    How fabulous, Tom!

  • Very much appreciated Mel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 1 year ago

    leaves me hankering for a cow pie! fantastic capture my friend

  • Thank you dear Maggie, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    lol. really cool statues ;)

  • Always appreciated Manon, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    These are really cool Tom…

  • Thank you kindly Lorraine …

    – Tom Gomez

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