Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Roger Hargreaves- Little Miss Sunshine early version
From this book has the working of an early version of Little Miss Sunshine- Mr Happy's day out. This is 1975 the story. Little Misses books came out in 1981.
You can tell the drawings are not by Roger has the dog is very basic and comes from a drawing game...i.e a stickman is chased by bees...jumps into a pond(makng the nose and whiskers) then the stickman has two eggs and two sausages (the eyes and ears of the dog)
So the artist draws very simply.
Quite a 1970's baker man...very hippyish:)
In this story Mr Happy goes to different people to solve there problems making them happy.
Get your Little Miss Sunshine book out and compare the two.
Little Miss Sunshine meets the King rather than the Mayor is one difference.
The names of the places are Glumland which changes to Smile-ville in the gift book.
Little Miss Sunshine 1981 version is in miseryland and it changes to Laughterland.
Also the sign with the list of things people had to do is used in each story.
Its nice seeing the development of a story over many years.
- Peter Gray
- I'm a free-lance Pet Artist, Cartoonist and Big UK humour comic fan My main website http://www.peterspetportraits.co.uk/ If you would like me to draw your pet please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I use your photo and will draw it on High Quality The Langton watercolour A4 paper and using Faber Castell black pencil. Commissions in black and white I like to draw close ups of the pets face and body rather than drawing the whole pet. My fee for this service is £30. Postage and Packaging £5 It was be presented mounted. For other sizes or you want it in colour using acrylics please email me.