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San Francisco’s Mr. Men and Little Miss

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 09:24
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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.

Mr. Hella Chill at Dolores Park - illustration by @katyatch

Mr. Hella Chill at Dolores Park – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Fogged in – illustration by @katyatch

Little Mr. Folsom – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Napa Wine Snob – illustration by @katyatch

Mr. Castro Nudist – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Fried Her Rainbow Hair – illustration by @katyatch

Mr. Saturday Night Gym Rat – illustration by @katyatch

Mx. Coffee Obsessed Hipster Barista – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Tiny Microdoser – illustration by @katyatch

Mr. Truffle Guy – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Frozen at Outside Lands – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Cat Lady – illustration by @katyatch

Mx. Still Dancin’ Daybreaker – illustration by @katyatch

Little Miss Too Full Foodie – illustration by @katyatch

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.

All of our personas for Little Miss, Mr. and Mx.

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Katy Atchison

Katy Atchison

Katy is a professional smiling machine raised in The Bay Area since the age of 3. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised selling wares at craft shows with her working artist parents and spent vacations in a small 1920s Montana log cabin. This has all given her a unique perspective on the ever-changing texture of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. Currently a blend of all that is The Bay Area - she's a web designer at a tech-company, artist and DIY teacher.

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