Thursday, 13 July 2017

Michael Bond and Paddington



I hadn't heard till this morning that Michael Bond had died. His stories and Peggy Fortnum's drawings have been an inspiration to me since I was about four years old. This April I bought his very latest Paddington book, while I was in London. I love the fact that he was still writing them and was trying out new things (such as those letters in Paddington's own, and also Aunt Lucy's voice in the last-but-one book!) He was brilliant, and we'll have those books forever. Here's my tribute drawing, I hope echoing Peggy Fortnum's style just a little.

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