Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Hargreaves

Today would have been the 76th birthday of the Mr. Men/Little Miss creator Roger Hargreaves.  Simon messaged me this morning to check out In honour of his birthday they had a variety of banners featuring his characters.
I am a big fan of the Mr. Men series and I had most of the books as a child. Simon had a few as a child and we gave his to Miranda as well as adding some as gifts over the years.  She has really taken to them over the last year, especially the Little Miss ones.  In the last week she has even drawn a few pages of them.  I think it's funny how some cartoon characters remain popular decade after decade.  The two that come to mind are Mr. Men and Peanuts.  I grew up on those and now our kids are too!

1 comment:

  1. It's really funny. I'd like to know what's gone on inside her head, because it was about a week and a half ago when she and I were heading to the dojo (just about to pass CanWest mall on Veteran's Parkway, to be precise) that we were talking about the Mr. Men and I recalled that I liked trying to draw them when I was a boy. I suggested that to her, and she was pretty dismissive of the idea. Next thing I know, she's doing these, and a much better job of it than when I ever did.