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THE STORY OF MAXINE ♥ ♥ ♥

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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I never knew who the creator of Maxine was! After the Maxine jokes there is a summary on how she was created . More from the gal everyone loves and admires, and you finally get to meet her creator at the end.
AFTER THAT THERE ARE NEW ONES NEVER SEEN BEFORE...DON'T MISS THE VERY LAST ONE "TOWEL HEADS"..I loved it!
( me too :)


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Hummmmmm! How True.


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Creator
Of Maxine


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John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts and his grandmother, the woman who bought him art lessons when 'fill in the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia N.J.

John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both his grandmother and his mother encouraged his artistic interests. He eventually attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a new artists group. But it was the birth of the humorous Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) in 1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his talents and he created Maxine.

Why the name 'Maxine'? 'People at Shoebox started referring to the character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I knew that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves to name the character and three of the approximately 30 entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect.

John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of Maxine, admits he's proud of her.

Now you know the story of how Maxine came to be.

SOME NEW MAXINES !
I haven't seen these before. Good ones.



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"If you ain't laughin'...........you ain't livin!"


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mach5
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

May just be my computer but none of the images are showing

LadyBear1
by Nikki R.O.S.E. CO-OR on Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:50 AM

 Sadly none of the images are there.  I adore Maxine!

anexhorter
by Trish/ Owner on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:21 AM

I ADDED 2, HIS PIC AND THE LAST ONE, LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE THEM....

Quoting LadyBear1:

 Sadly none of the images are there.  I adore Maxine!



LadyBear1
by Nikki R.O.S.E. CO-OR on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:27 AM

 I see them both!  I love the Towel Head one!  LOL

mach5
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Yes those two did show. I love Maxine.

anexhorter
by Trish/ Owner on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I'll do a few at a time

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