Illustration Daily – Day 96: Peter and Wendy

J.M. Barrie’s “Peter and Wendy” is an enduring classic published as both a play and a novel in 1904 and 1911 respectively. It is responsible for introducing the the name Wendy, a derivative of Barrie’s nickname “fwendy” (friend-y) to our lexicon. The copyright for Peter Pan is equally unique, the copyright to the character was gifted by Barrie to the Great Ormon Street Hospital. This generous gift was set to expire in 1987, but a perpetual extension was granted so that the hospital could continue to benefit from the magic of Peter Pan.

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Peter and Wendy, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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