Major Winnie-the-Pooh opens at the V&A next month

Winnie-the-Pooh - Tigger
Ernest H Shepard’s coloured crayon drawing titled ‘Tiggers Don’t Like Honey’

Get ready for the UK’s largest ever exhibition on Winnie-the-Pooh, for ages two to one hundred and two.

A multi-sensory and playful exhibition, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic will explore the magical world of the charismatic bear, star of the most popular children’s book of all time.

Around 230 works from the 1920s to the present day will be on show, including original illustrations, manuscripts, proofs and early editions, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion, all featuring the much-loved character and his friends.

• Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic opens Saturday 9 December at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London | Full details here on the V&A web site

With thanks to Richard Sheaf

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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