Captain Pugwash – A talk by Isabel Ryan


Are you a Captain Pugwash fan? If so, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Join Isabel Ryan, the daughter of the man who created Captain Pugwash, John Ryan, who is coming to The Word to give a talk about the history of the infamous animated pirate.

Finding fame in 1950, Pugwash remains nostalgic to many people and this talk will take you back through his success and discuss how the writer, John Ryan, created such an iconic character.

Come and find out how Captain Pugwash began, and how he jumped from comic strip to book, stage and screen.  Watch Isabel demonstrate original hand-made animations from the 50s to the 70s, with a bit of manual help from yourselves!  Discover Pugwash’s medieval ancestors, clashes with Cut-Throat Jake, and why he can never retire from piracy.

Talk with slide-show, animation demonstration and original props.

Our popular pirate exhibition, Shiver Me Timbers, comes to an end on 19 February and features some of the original Captain Pugwash work donated by Isabel.

You can also book tickets to have a go at animating your own Pugwash-style movie with Sheila Graber on the same day at 2.30pm.

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