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Comic strip may be record breaker
Comic strip
The comic strip was 297m long
A record breaking attempt to produce the world's longest comic strip in Dundee has been hailed a success.

Artists, volunteers, schoolchildren and members of the public created a 297m (974ft) long strip in just three days.

Walt Disney holds the current Guinness World Record with a 240m (787ft) long cartoon strip.

Organisers of the event are now waiting for verification from Guinness World Records before officially declaring themselves record breakers.

People from around Dundee and even those just visiting were asked to contribute their stories about the town's history to make up the 495 individual panels for the comic strip.

We're delighted that we managed to beat the record
Richie Cumming
Dundee Contemporary Arts

Richie Cumming, Dundee Contemporary Arts co-ordinator, led the record breaking attempt.

He said: "We had a really good response over the weekend and everyone just got into the spirit of things.

"We're delighted that we managed to beat the record and we are now just waiting to have it verified by Guinness World Records which should take a couple of weeks."

He added: "I will be taking sections of the comic strip out and putting them on display in the activity room of the DCA. I would love to display the whole strip but it would be difficult to find a venue big enough."

Dundee is home to some of the world's best-loved comic characters from the Beano and Dandy such as Desperate Dan, Minnie the Minx and Dennis the Menace.

The comic challenge was part of the Six Cities Design Festival which runs until 3 June.




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