Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy Birthday Roger Hargreaves!

Roger Hargreaves is best known as the creator of the Mr. Men. He sadly passed away in September 1988, but today would have been his 76th birthday, and to celebrate his work, the search engine Google today featured 16 different Mr. Men-themed illustrations on their home page.

I loved the Mr. Men books as a child – my personal favourites were Mr. Tickle and Mr. Bump – and there's still something very endearing about the characters that Hargreaves created, and I wanted to draw something myself to mark the occasion.

So here's my own Mr. Men drawing, a homage to Jack Kirby's cover to Fantastic Four #1...


  1. Mr Bounce as the Torch is wicked! :D

  2. I liked Mr Messy. And Hefty Smurf. And the grumpy one in Gummy Bears - that's didn't want to bounce anywhere.

  3. hahaha Well parodied!! Mr Tickle as the twined rope man!!