San Francisco’s Mr. Men and Little Miss
This past week or so, the Little Miss children’s book series went viral with hilarious memes which played off the iconic children’s book series. So, I decided to create a few for Broke-Ass Stuart – just for fun. These are the types of people we know and love in San Francisco and Bay Area. Sometimes we may have been one of them ourselves.
Now, I must say these are just satire and meant for fun. Also, I think we can all agree we could keep this series going for a long while – or at least until we’re bored of it. I’d love to hear whom else you’d like to see. Shall we do one per Bay Area city? By neighborhood? The possibilities are truly endless.
How did I create these & choose the characters?
Many of the characters and captions came from brainstorming with friends & some are ideas that readers gave when I shared the first 5 earlier last weekend. I know some might want to see The Giants as our “Mr. Sportsball Fan” here but my Grandpa was a huge fan of the A’s and I wanted to give him a little shout-out. Happy to create a Giants character at some point though!
What is Little Miss anyway?
For those who are unfamiliar, Little Miss was a classic book series by English author Charles Roger Hargreaves. His first book published was in 1971 under the title Mr. Tickle. A full “Mr.” series started after that. Then, in 1981, he started a “Little Miss” series. Hargreaves passed away in 1998 but his son, Adam, has continued on in his footsteps. He taught himself to draw and is still publishing books.
The viral Little Miss meme origin is not very interesting. According to Mashable, reimagined Little Miss and Mr cartoons can be traced all the way back to 2014, but some are saying this current trend went viral after a post by @juulpuppy got over 50K likes.