Thursday, March 1, 2012

Len Norris Cartoon Characters Figurines


Figurines based on the characters created by Len Norris.


My personal collection:
Naughty children, stereotyped public workers and perhaps Norris, as the old gentleman in the chair.

Len Norris (1913-1997) Political Cartoonist for the Vancouver Sun . Norris Cartoons were published in the Vancouver Sun for 38 years (read here).

Some of his cartoon characters were produced as figurines. I have been collecting the little fellows for years and thought I would share a few of them today.





SFU University has a collection of 1660 original Norris Cartoons and writes about Len Norris' history  here. The Literary Tourist published one photo from the SFU collection here. Some of the collection from SFU can be seen here.




The British Gentleman as envisioned by the West End resident, exaggerated.
  The boy scout.
 with the scamp and the shy boy.
Little miss nosy.
 The ticket writing policeman.
 The Mountie

9 comments:

  1. oh my I remember those cartoons....I remember we had a yellow book too!...Wow to your figurines!...Great collection!

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  2. Miss Nosy is the cutese. I've never seen these-thanks for the peek!!
    Ann

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  3. These are new to me, and fun to learn about. Great collection!

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  4. I love that you told us the background! What a neat collection!

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  5. I am totally unfamiliar with these and they are delightful.

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  6. I have never seen these before! They are fantastic! Love learning about things! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  7. What a fun collection! I'm not familiar with the work of the cartoonist, but the figurines are delightful.

    Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday. I hope to see you this week, as well.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  8. I am curious as to what the value of the figurines are?

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  9. I have two of these still in the boxes. Are you interested in buying them, and what are they worth?

    fredleak@yahoo.com

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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