Dick Daniels loved drawing as a little kid, usually clowns and funny faces. “In grade school, sometimes our teacher would give us the option of going outside to recess or staying inside to draw and make art. I always stayed inside to draw. In sixth grade, I came up with a cartoon character named Pudgy Mash and it was kind of a hit. Kids would come up to my desk and ask for a drawing of him. I’m still doing the same thing today with shows and exhibits,” Daniels says.
Born and raised in Leawood, Kansas, Daniels attended Shawnee Mission South High School then studied at The Kansas City Art Institute. A child of the 50s who “blossomed in the full glare of the 60s, influenced by the underground comix movement, American folk, and cheap commercial packaging,” he first majored in ceramics then switched to the design studio. This is where he completed an intensive study on illustration and design solving. In a pre-computer industry, graphic design was different than what it is today. All the designs were drawn by hand and were not created or manipulated digitally.KEEP READING
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