‘David would have been pleased with the comic’
A DUNDEE comic book novelist who died last year would have been “very pleased” with the third part of a project that he helped launch.
David Whamond, from t he Hilltown, was 28 when a pulmonary embolism killed him on November 3 2016.
David — along with illustrator Mark Smith, 29 — was in the early stages of creating the third instalment of Kat-Venture.
The series, first created in 2015, follows Magnus the meerkat who escapes from Edinburgh Zoo to become a treasure hunter before getting himself into a number of dilemmas along the way.
Speaking today, Mark, from Monifieth, said the third part of the project took about 10 months to finish.
He said the completion of the book has helped to give him some degree of closure since David’s death.
The former Abertay University student, who first met David while at the Bell Street campus, was not ruling out further adventures for Magnus.
He explained: “It has been a difficult process.
“I am an illustrator first and a writer second.
“David first started writing the third instalment a few months before he passed.
“There was still a bit of work to be done from a writing perspective but I think David would have been very pleased with how the third book looked.”
Kat-Venture and the Pursuit of the Elements went o n sale