The Pineapple

Malcy Duff

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About the edition

Artist, musician and cartoonist Malcy Duff took part in our DCA Thomson exhibition, in which he took inspiration from Dundee publisher DC Thomson’s publications Oor Wullie and The Broons and produced a brand new comic, The Pineapple.

Inspired by Wullie’s famous bucket, he created a sculptural installation and reading area in which the bucket was translated into a white-painted wooden cube with the words ‘plastic bucket’ hand-drawn on each side, upon which visitors were encouraged to sit and read. He recalled “when I was a boy, I asked my mum to buy me a bucket to sit on”, adding “it is always worth remembering: you can still travel, even if you stay sitting in a small room on a plastic bucket.”

This limited edition handmade book was created by Duff in DCA Print Studio and features a screen printed hard cover and binding cloth donated from DC Thomson’s archives.

Year 2018
Edition of 10
Media Screenprinted hard cover artist’s book with Xerox inner, hand-stitched and hand-bound with DC Thomson cloth bookbinding tape
Dimensions 28.5 x 21 x 1cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist inside front cover

About Malcy Duff

Based in Edinburgh, Duff also performs readings from his comic books and creates live comix. He is co-founder of noise improvisation duo Usurper, with whom he has toured Britain, Europe and America, alongside creating the artwork for the duo’s posters and album sleeves. Over the last 20 years, his often self-published comics have won him a cult following. Duff’s work was recently on show at the OTO Project Space, London and has appeared in Art Review and The Wire magazines.