Richard Heddington first drew Henry the Hedgegnome in a school art class in the late 1970's, and the little spiky character enjoyed instant success with kids of the time. Henry appeared in several issues of the school magazine, but when it came time for Richard Heddington to get a job, Henry the Hedgegnome was retired to the attic where he spent nearly forty years in hibernation.
A lifetime later, when reading bedtime stories to his first granddaughter, Richard Heddington realised that the simple illustrated picture book form, like those of the Mr. Men, was an ideal format for Henry the Hedgegnome.
That is how Henry the Hedgegnome took forty years to become an overnight sensation.
The rest is history in the making.