Wednesday, 16 November 2011
A Little Tribute To A Childhood Favourite - Thelwell!!
I have been round my mum's today and we were talking about childhood toys and what were our favourites. Thelwell ponies immediately was voted my favourite cartoon books and toys. I had Thelwell Curtains, Bed Spread, Books, Money Boxes etc - you name it if I could get a Thelwell pony on it I would have it! I just loved the comedic images of the children and their ponies. I don't think they have dated over the years either. Norman Thelwell had his first cartoon for Punch published in 1952 and led to a relationship which lasted for 25 years and over 1,500 cartoons, including 60 front covers. His first pony cartoon was published in 1953 and, by accident, led to a lifetime of association with the image of the little girl and the fat hairy pony.