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Through her smilingly light, artistically pure drawings, Božena Plocháňová tried to bring relief to the reader from the mundane and difficult carousel of life.

She perceived it encouragingly and positively, without embellishment, and she laughed at the period shortcomings of us all, including herself. She understood that with a smile on her face, mind and soul, one could survive everything in the stereotypical life in what was then Czechoslovakia.

From 1952 for four decades she was invited to work for Roháč magazine as one of the first academically educated female artists. Her unforgettable characters Bill and Mary still survive in the memory of several generations.

Her pleasing drawings won the hearts of children and she took great pleasure in illustrating all of the children’s magazines at the time with humorously tuned pictures.

While cartoon humor was her work and livelihood as well as a form of relaxation, she considered drawing for children and illustrating children’s books as a great holiday.