Upside Down Miss Jane

MR. SQUIGGLE AND FRIENDSsquig

Dir. Virginia Lumsden Perf. Norman Hetherington. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1959-1999. Television.

Down near the bottom of my resume, it reads:

“November 1979: Contributing television graphic artist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)”

This tarasque of lies perches on a microparticle of truth: back as a boy in Canberra, sometime after my fourth birthday, Mr. Squiggle did one of my squiggles.

Mr. Squiggle and Friends went off the air in 1999, but the Herald Sun now publish children’s drawings in their weekend edition, so a few years ago I drew an elephant in blue crayon and mailed it in:

elephant

So far, I haven’t heard anything back.

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