Ryan Van Winkle, the Dear Leader of the Golden Hour, revived the quintessential late-00s Edinburgh event for Christmas 2012.
This presented me with somewhat of a challenge: I’d made an appearance at each of the Christmas Golden Hours during its 2006-2011 run, but I had now left Edinburgh for New York City. The challenge, then, was how to maintain participation in the event without physically being there. I’d hoped to collaborate with cartoonist Dan Meth, whose animations had provided many a comedic break for various Golden Hour performances, but it didn’t come together.
So, I came up with an idea based on the Kids Meal Placemats of diners across North America – the Ryan Van Winkle Fun Sheet!