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   BOD at fifty....
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  ODD BOD   (22.06.12
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  Lo Cole has been in touch with The Hound again. It feels like eons
  since we chatted about the Cole family's cartoon legacy, and in
  particular, the birth of the brilliant, all-knowing BOD.

  BOD has left a lasting impression upon lunchtime television viewers
  of a certain generation. He was and still is an enigmatic enigma.
  It's hard to see him or Aunt Flo, Frank, Barleymow or PC Copper
  flaunting alongside the latest batch of preschool stars. But if the
  channel-owners are looking for something to buck the trend,
  something laid back and completely, obliquely unique.. well..
  they could try sitting down with BOD, exhaling, and letting
  themselves float above the cartoon world... It's all just apples
  and strawberries, my friends...

  But I'm digressing, because there was a rather more down-to-earth
  reason for Lo's email. You see, BOD has just turned fifty. Hard to
  believe, he looks so very young. But the first BOD stories were
  conceived in 1962, so there you go, he's fifty. Lo and Alison Cole
  shared lots more detail about the birth of BOD in our interview.
  Anyhow, to celebrate, Lo's just put together a series of fabulous
  limited edition BOD prints, published by Imaginary Press.

  Here's "BOD and the Cherry Tree"...

  
"BOD and the Cherry Tree"

  And "What Goes Up"...

   "What Goes Up"
  

  And "BOD & Whistle"...

   "BOD & Whistle"

  They're really rather lovely, don't you think? - There are twelve designs
  available. Each print is A4 in size (297 x 210mm), they're numbered
  and embossed with an official Michael Cole Estate seal, and they're
  limited to 175 editions. Oh, and each is accompanied by a Certificate
  of Authenticity so you know - like - BOD is for real, man... Tee-hee...

  Joking aside, those clean line drawings would look mighty-fine
  hanging in The Hound's living room. Karma for his kennel, indeed.
  And Lo's got some super fine prints of his own available too!...
  
        
                                        More: Imaginary Press  Lo Cole

 


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