“Have a very Smurfy day!”
Song of the Blog:
“La la la-la la la,
Sing a happy song.
La la la-la la la,
Smurf the whole day long”
- The Smurfs theme song
Back in history there were another few facts that grabbed my attention:
1848 – A photograph of the 'June Days uprising'
becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.
Wow - I can't remember ever having seen that photo before - pretty cool.
1903 – George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic was born
Of course, his 1984 book was extremely influential.
1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl
(better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
Did you know there have been many kids books and comic books based on her life! - I lived in Amsterdam many years, but never ever even went to visit the actual house she stayed in.
1928 – Peyo was born , the Belgian author and illustrator,
who created The Smurfs.
The Smurfs, who doesn't know this little group of blue human-like creatures. You might only know them from the animated series or the mediocre live action movies, but back in my younger years it was of course the comic books that made an impact AND the figurines. At the BP petrol station you could get a wide variety of smurfs. Some of them have survived the many shifts and years and still grace my work room. The occasional one gets to come out with me on a photographic trip around New Zealand.