Sadly, Peter Firmin, “father” of Bagpuss and Basil Brush, passed away yesterday after a short illness, aged eighty-nine. In addition to the old, saggy cloth cat (baggy, and a bit loose at the seams) and the anarchic fox (boom BOOM!), together with Oliver Postgate, Peter brought many other childhood favourites into our homes. These include, The Clangers, Pogle’s Wood, Pingwings and What-a-Mess. To gamers though, the most interesting are probably Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, both of which have recently inspired boardgames that Peter Firmin personally illustrated in his unique and beautiful style. He was a lovely man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and those who were inspired by him.
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