Oliver Postgate

Today I found Oliver Postgate, an amazing writer/animator for children's stories, through word of his death. It sucks to discover an artist this way, but it's usually the most convenient way because if you hear about their death, chances are their works are that much easier to find and enjoy. 

I'm still discovering what he had done, but I read a short story earlier that he wrote and it was really, really entertaining. It's the kind of story I love that takes very prominent characters, in this case God and the devil, and has them use humorous language to discuss something that is much more deep than you were expecting.

You can read the story right here (it is called The Law of Unintended Consequences, on the front page).

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