Friday, May 28, 2004

THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A MILLION PIZZAS: Cartoonist Gill Fox passed away at the age of 88 earlier this month. While his name won't be familiar to most and a the good share of his life's work is unheralded, buried all the way in the sixth paragraph of his obituary is the news that Fox is the man responsible for one of the enduring icons of the later half of the 20th century: "Examples of his line drawing and advertising illustration include the betoqued chef, winking and making an A-OK sign, who was nearly ubiquitous on pizza boxes in the 1980's."

Tonight, please raise a slice and honor Gill Fox.

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