Lo Cole has been in touch with The Hound again. It feels like
since we chatted about
the Cole family's cartoon legacy, and in
particular, the birth of the brilliant, all-knowing BOD.
BOD has left a lasting impression upon lunchtime television
of a certain generation. He was and still is an enigmatic
It's hard to see him or Aunt Flo, Frank, Barleymow or PC Copper
flaunting alongside the latest batch of preschool stars. But
channel-owners are looking for something to buck the trend,
something laid back and completely, obliquely unique.. well..
they could try sitting down with BOD, exhaling, and letting
themselves float above the cartoon world... It's all just
and strawberries, my friends...
But I'm digressing, because there was a rather more down-to-earth
reason for Lo's email. You see, BOD has just turned fifty.
believe, he looks so very young. But the first BOD stories
conceived in 1962, so there you go, he's fifty. Lo and Alison
shared lots more detail about the birth of BOD in our
Anyhow, to celebrate, Lo's just put together a series
limited edition BOD prints, published by Imaginary
Here's "BOD and the Cherry Tree"...
And "What Goes Up"...
And "BOD & Whistle"...
really rather lovely, don't you think? - There are twelve designs
available. Each print is A4 in size (297 x 210mm), they're
and embossed with an official Michael Cole Estate seal, and
limited to 175 editions. Oh, and each is accompanied by a
of Authenticity so you know - like - BOD is for real, man...
Joking aside, those clean line drawings would look mighty-fine
hanging in The Hound's living room. Karma for his kennel,
And Lo's got some super fine prints of his own available
Imaginary Press Lo