Meet David McKee - Mr Benn
On Wednesday 7 December Art You Grew Up With brings you the opportunity to meet David McKee, the creator and illustrator of Mr Benn at Selfridges London from 6pm to 8pm.
The much-loved fictional children’s character originally began in 1967 with the book ‘Mr Benn – Red Knight’. After it was published, the BBC commissioned McKee to create a series of adventures for television, and so thirteen fifteen-minute episodes were made; each episode was written and illustrated by McKee, and narrated by the warm and friendly tones of Ray Brooks.
Using the magic costume shop, Mr Benn could become anyone - a spaceman, a balloonist, a wizard, or a cowboy, to name but a few - and each story saw him helping people and solving problems using just his wits and intelligence.
Celebrate Mr Benn’s 40th Anniversary with David McKee and watch out for an exclusive limited edition print depicting Mr Benn exploring the fancy dress shop where each of his adventures begins.
Visit books on the Lower Ground Floor.
December 05, 2011