He has drawn comic strips for some of the biggest names in publishing but now a cartoonist has given a new meaning to the concept of pop art – by designing a colouring book featuring the brightest stars in the history of Scottish music.
The characters in artist Kev Sutherland’s latest work aren’t from the Marvel or DC Comics universe… they’re from Auchtermuchty, Dundee and Glasgow with Kev featuring Scots musical stars such as The Proclaimers, KT Tunstall, Deacon Blue, Lulu, Simple Minds and Altered Images in a colouring book.
He said: “I do colouring books around subjects that I love. And I love Scottish pop music.”
It’s a world away from drawing for the world’s leading comic publishers including Marvel, working on strips like Dr Strange.
The graphic artist appealed to fans online asking which Scottish bands and artists they’d like to colour.
Kev, 60, said: “I drew up a list of people I could think of and then asked people online to suggest the bands they thought I should include.
“In the end I was ashamed of the people I hadn’t thought of. I’ve done 20 already, and have a list to do more, because there’s a lot of interest.”
Happy birthday @CalvinHarris
— Kev F Comic Artist (@KevFComicArtist) January 17, 2022
Kev has also worked on strips for Scots comic favourites The Beano and The Dandy
But the rise in popularity of colouring books for adults saw him branch out, creating the outlines for others to colour themselves.
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