The Wonderful Mr. Warburton

Since I’m on my honeymoon this week, enjoy some of the finer stuff I’ve collected on my tumblelog over the last 4 years or so.

As a member of ASIFA-East, I met the fantastically charming Mr. Warburton, which was a thrill in and of itself seeing as he is the genius behind Codename: Kids Next Door. However after following his blog, a few posts appeared that gave a bit more backstory to him that meant I was actually far more familiar with his work than I thought I was.

Readers of a certain age will instantly recognise the character below. Irish readers of a certain age will also associate him with the old 2FM ‘Beat on the Street’ concerts that never once came to a town close to me.

Yes, it is Fido Dido, the iconic mascot for 7Up for years. Now while Tom didn’t create him, he did draw him for a time.

That’s not all though, he also worked on this character:

Yup, I remember watching that show when I was young too.

So there you go. All those years growing up in the remote north-west of Ireland, I never, ever thought I would meet the people behind such characters. However opportunities arise, and I’m pleased to say that’s put me in a position to meet such wonderful people.