Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Another Piece of the Pete Hawley Puzzle
TI list member Ken Steacy graciously added another piece to the Pete Hawley puzzle late last night when he emailed me these fantastic four scans from his collection along with this note:
"Pete Hawley is a real fave of mine - I started collecting his Valentine's day cards decades ago, and his Jantzen ads are awesome. Whilst working for Carlton in the sixties he did some moonlighting under the name KWATZ and painted a groovy set of puzzles - the boxes currently adorn the stairs to my studio!"
As if that weren't enough, a short while later, Ken sent a second email with another rare treat: this shot of the original Pete Hawley art from a 1953 movie poster called "The Girls of Pleasure Island". Thanx Ken! You can now see these pieces and more in my Pete Hawley Flickr set.
I'm grateful to everyone who generously shares their scans, their time and their knowledge so we can all enjoy and learn more about classic illustrators like Hawley - and speaking of which, TI list member Armando Mendez begins his fascinating take on Pete Hawley and Jantzen artists just below...