3.15

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The origin of “Ackley”…
During my senior year of high school (way back in 1973), I started working at Steffen Publishing Company in Holland Patent, NY. Each week I would “design” and paste up the ad for “Ackley’s Aquarium & Pet Shop” in Carthage, NY that appeared in the Adirondack Home News. It all started with a drawing of a cartoon fish with a Santa hat for a Christmas ad. After that first apprearance, the fish would change according to the theme of the tiny advertisement. I saved a number of the ads and put together a sheet of the top Ackleys until they went out of business due to “economic conditions.”

Ackley ads

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2 comments on “3.15

  1. John Morand says:

    By what artist were you being influence by most during this stage of your artistic development?

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