Fri, 29 September 2017
In this exciting one-off hear James trying to wing his way through a conversation he should have done more preparation for with the lovely and charming Mr Conrad Slater (@conradslater) about all things Mr Men. Lots of interesting stuff from Conrad on this little discussed phenomenon. I've sat on this recording for many months because the audio is a bit poorer than I like, but I think it's worth a listen. Enjoy.
I prefer to think the the transition of background characters from humans to Mr. Men represents not an actual diegetic change, but a difference in the way the reader perceives those characters. What we see as a human being in one book might be a Mr. Somebody later on. When we see a Mr. Man who hasn't been the subject of a published book, we might imply some other viewer, watching a different set of books which might have profiled them without us.