Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Stamps - cartoon drawings

it is time for some Sunday funnies over at Viridian's

the first Finnish comic book was created in 1911 and in November 2011 a sheet  of stamps celebrating the first six decades was designed by Ville Tietäväinen.
For the 1950s, the stamp features Kili ja Possu, written by Olavi Vikainen (1915-2005), who specialized in animal characters in children's comics that were published in a number of Finnish and Swedish papers.

I am not sure why the google translations insist on referring to the comics of  Bunny, Kili and Poss (pig) as "psychopathic" and until now, they were new to me

this character, I am a little more familiar with
one of a set of six stamps for Nijntje "veilig en wel" which translates in English to Miffy, safe and well.
Nijntje is a rabbit (the name is a diminutive of the Dutch for little rabbit: konijntje)
she was created by Dick Bruna in 1955 as a story he told his young son about a rabbit they had seen while on holiday. there are now over 30 picture books featuring the minimalist drawn Miffy for 4-8 year olds

and who does not love Winnie-the-Pooh?

this one of the set, designed for the Europa 2010 theme of children's books, features Pooh and Tigger enjoying their honey and is rated for international airmail

I think we can all agree that E H Shepherd's drawings are far superior to the insidious Disney version.......


  1. Delightful! I remember Miffy in various adventures and Disney's depictions of Pooh and Friends were far inferior to the original.

  2. I vaguely recall Miffy but Winnie is my hands down favouriet...the old Winnie of course.

  3. I have always regretted missing out on the Pooh stamps when they were issued.

  4. miffy is so cute! Thanks for sharing a few characters I did not know. And thanks for participating.

  5. ahh winnie the pooh stamps...i wish i had them...they sell out quickly, cute as they are.

  6. How adorable are those piggy cartoon characters! I agree, I like the original illustrations of Winnie. The Disney version is just, well, very Disney.

    Postcards Crossing

  7. The Winnie the Pooh stamp is my favourite. I love tigger, but Eeyore was my favourite character! Great stamp.

  8. Love the stamps...and I agree!! Far richer

  9. Psychopathic pigs and looks so cute, although the Shaun the Sheep pigs are quite evil and the Animal Farm ones went of the rails so who knows:-) I love Miffi and of course Winnie the Pooh. Couldn't agree more with the last comment.

  10. Ive seen the Dutch and the British stamps, but not the Finnish one, neither ive heard of the comic. Except for Winnie the Pooh, the first time I heard about Miffy as well was due to the stamps and postcards...

  11. I like all of those, but especially Pooh.

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  13. Lovely post! I once did a project about Bruna and Miffy. I seem to recall that he was influenced by Mondrian (the colours) and the pared-down simple designs of Matisse.


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