Dave Windett: Comics and Illustration

Korky the Cat

Korky the Cat at Christmas

© D.C. Thomson • Pencils / Inks / Colour: D.M.W. • Dialog and captions not shown.

Korky first appeared in the Dandy #1 – December 4 1937, beating Superman into print by six months.

Korky has had many different appearances in his 77 year history (that’s 539 in cat years). Dave was asked to design a clean modern look for him while retaining a classic feel.

For this strip, from Christmas 2002, Dave was asked to design a new mouse as a friend for Korky. Squeak the mouse would go on to be a regular supporting cast member as would a number of other characters Dave designed.