Tuesday 26 December 2006

Happy Birthday (x 2)

E.H. Shepard - Christopher Robin and Pooh play PoohsticksCoxsoft Art News is one year old today. My first post wished Winnie-the-Pooh a Happy Birthday (he was then 80) and complained that his brilliant illustrator, Ernest H. Shepard, hadn't been mentioned in a number of the news stories covering Pooh's 80th birthday. A.A. Milne received his due credit, but the man who brought Pooh to life didn't. And I'm not talking Walt Disney. At best he made Shepard's illustrations move; at worst he took serious liberties with the original art.


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