Mr Benn and myselves

by Barrie Hopson on November 27, 2009 · 0 comments

in Creativity,portfolio careers,Selves,The Book

CostumesWe have a chapter in the book that discusses the fact that most of us have a number of different selves hiding inside of us and there are some Cando’s that help you to identify just what they are. One plus of a portfolio career is that it can often allow us to express a wider range of these selves than is possible with just one job. As someone who brought his kids up in the 70’s and 80’s I, and they,¬† recall avidly watching the adventures of Mr Benn. Now here was someone who continually explored different aspects of himself¬† when he visited a magical fancy dress shop in Festing Road, Putney. David Mckee was the wonderful artist and creator of Mr Benn and he kindly gave us permission to reproduce the characters for this chapter. We were delighted to discover therefore that an engraved paving slab will be laid outside the house where McKee invented his famous cartoon. Local residents have clubbed together to make this happen and David, who now lives in the south of France (it did take us a while to track him down) is of course delighted and will be attending the ceremony.

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