The basic idea of this feature is that, rather than recap stuff from our childhood, we would speak to the people behind the things we fell in love with or remember fondly as kids whether they be movies, films, television, video games, whatever we remember, we find out about.
This first interview was with John Bonner, animator, writer and artist, who was a part of The Childrens Channel in the 80s and 90s, being responsible for creating Link Anchorman, the suave yet kind of crazy figurehead for a channel that wasn’t sure where it was going.
In the interview, John discusses how he got to TCC, what his influences were for the character, the voice behind him Tim Whitnall, favourite shorts, Link’s surprising rise in fame and what he would do if he had the chance to bring him back. He also speaks about his other passion in life, painting, and how he balances that with his comedic animations.
You can check out the YouTube page and his website, JohnBonner.com, where you can see his paintings.