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D.R. & Quinch
Cover to The Complete D.R. & Quinch, 2006 featuring the title characters. Art by Alan Davis.
Created by Alan Moore
Alan Davis
Publication information
Publisher Originally IPC Media (Fleetway) until 1999, thereafter Rebellion Developments
Schedule Weekly
Genre Science fiction
Publication date May 1983 – August 1987
Creative team
Writer(s) Alan Moore
Jamie Delano
Artist(s) Alan Davis
Letterer(s) Steve Potter
Editor(s) Tharg (Steve MacManus)

D.R. & Quinch is a comic strip about two delinquent alien drop-outs. It was created by Alan Moore and Alan Davis for the British weekly comics anthology 2000 AD. It first appeared in 1983. The strip was the tale of how two alien teenage students Waldo "D.R." (for "Diminished Responsibility") Dobbs, a scheming criminal mastermind, and Ernest Errol Quinch, his muscular purple-skinned companion in crime, have influenced Earth's history in various anarchic ways.


  • Waldo "D.R." Dobbs — scheming criminal mastermind
  • Ernest Errol Quinch — D.R.'s muscular purple-skinned companion
  • Crazy Chrissy — D.R.'s girlfriend, formerly known as Chrysoprasia, or Chirpy to her friends
  • Pulger — paranoid veteran of the Ghoyogi slime jungle wars

Collected editions

There have been three trade paperbacks:

  • D.R. and Quinch's Totally Awesome Guide To Life (Titan, 1986 ) which contains only the Moore/Davis stories in original black and white
  • The Complete D.R. and Quinch (Titan, 2001 Rebellion Developments, 2006 ) which contains all of the above stories (up to 1987) in original black and white
  • D.R. and Quinch - Definitive Edition (Fleetway, 1991 ) which contains only the Moore/Davis stories in color
  • The Complete D.R. & Quinch (2006, Rebellion, )
  • The 2000 AD A.B.C. #29: D.R. & Quinch at YouTube