Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Clangers - an ATC

Hands up if you are old enough to remember The Clangers?

They were little knitted pink figures from outer space that were big in the 1970's and all speech noises were made with a swannee whistle. They fished for space junk, ate soup from the soup dragon and lived in tunnels under dustbin lids.

A while ago I found a set of Clangers ink stamps and made this ATC using it.

Apparently all the dialogue was scripted, even though it was spoken on a swannee whistle. The narration was by the incomparable Oliver Postgate: THE voice of the 70's for a generation of children, myself included. In fact I believe he was the creator of ALL the Clanger-y stuff. Genius!

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