RIP Michael Bond


#1

Paddington Bear is genuinely one of the Britains’ finest cultural creations, gonna make a marmalade sandwich for tea in his honour


#2

value of stock increases


#3

I was amazed to discover he was still alive last year. Bloody good innings.


#4

a dark year for beloved animated characters.

First Gromit, now Paddington

As long as Tony Hart is okay I’m fine - long live Morph!


#5

Gotta squeeze Brian Cant in there too.

And Hart of course isn’t just dead, he’s double dead.


#6

and Leo Baxendale, and I know it’s a few years ago now but I’m still gutted about Oliver Postgate


#7

and Neil Buchanan obvs


#8

And Bodger

Shit it’s all kicking off isn’t it.


#9

When I worked at a book magazine my colleague interviewed him and said he was as lovely as you’d hope.

He actually had a small cameo in the recent film, which is very sweet.


#10

Big fan of the jar of marmalade left as a tribute in Paddington station.


#11

Imagine giving the world as much pleasure as he did.

My daughter wrote him a fan letter some years back and he sent a handwritten response. A proper old-school gent and no mistake.


#12

Would be great if by the end of the day it was surrounded by marmalade jars. And an inflatable ET.


#13

Can’t wait to have kids and read them the books and tell them that they were written by a lovely man