Holding Up the Queue: Anthropomorphism and Children’s Toys, Illustration and Literature

Simon and artist Charlotte Cory embark on a spirited discussion on anthropomorphism – from Victorian taxidermy tableaus to the transformative power of play and illustration. These absurd worlds, populated by anthropomorphic inhabitants can help to encourage confidence in children and a sense of liberated perception of others through “pure fantasy”.

Charlotte Cory certainly knows how to hold up a queue. An artist, writer and raconteuse Charlotte Cory tells the story of The Grand Visitoria for Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop through a cast of characters from her ‘wholly believable’ post Darwinian universe.