Richard Scarry’s Busytown reimagined for the 21st Century

For many of us growing up, Richard Scarry books were a ubiquitous part of our youth, but times have changed a great deal since the heady days of Busytown.

In a recent satirical cartoon by Ruben Bolling of Tom The Dancing Bug, Busytown was given a 21st Century makeover. The beloved characters who used to have mainstay jobs such as Policeman, Baker, Mechanic and Handyman, have now been given their modern day equivalents, and the results are….well, a little disheartening.

Have a look for yourself but be warned, you may want to stick to the older versions in the future unless you want to raise a bunch of little nihilists.

Busytown 1

Colin J McCracken

Colin J McCracken is a content designer, editor and writer from Ireland. Giving form and function to the My Good Planet vision, it has been his role to design and develop the online platform, content and presence of the project.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.