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August 12, 2016 (Methuen, MA/Tilton, NH)- Nogginwear, the First & Only Premium Hat Subscription has the honor of adding Bobby London to the amazing line up of artists in the Limited Edition Artist Hat Series.
Nogginwear provides a monthly hat subscription experience of uniquely created premium quality hats for their subscribers. These limited edition offerings take that experience up a notch with the Artist series.
London created his sarcastic, cigar-smoking duck at the tender age of 19 while still living in his native New York in 1969. After many 1960s-style misadventures on behalf of both the artist and his creation, Dirty Duck became a full- fledged comic strip in 1971, originally published by the Los Angeles Free Press and subsequently in books like Air Pirates Funnies, and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. His duckless work also appeared in underground titles such as Merton of the Movement, Left Field Funnies, Douglas Comics, Facts O’ Life Funniesand El Perfecto Comics. In 1972 London moved Dirty Duck to the original National Lampoon where it ran until that magazine folded in 1993, sometimes concurrently with Playboy, where it ran for almost 40 years.
London won the Jury Yellow Kid Award for Best Artist-Writer, contributed illustrations to The New York TimesOp-Ed page from 1976 to 1981, and wrote and drew the Popeye syndicated daily comic strip for King Features from 1986 to 1992.
One of Bobby’s favorite projects was a comic for kids called Cody which he wrote and drew for 6 years for the original Nickelodeon Magazine. He moved to Hollywood in 2000 and co-wrote and storyboarded episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network and contributed character designs for King Neptune and Mindy for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He also contributed 10 pages of comics to the Grammy-nominated box set from Rhino Records, Weird Tales Of The Ramones.
The Nogginwear business model is also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
“Dirty Duck’s been around forever but there’ a renewed interest in him that I didn’t quite expect. Nogginwear knows and appreciates Dirty Duck and this is the reason I’m having them create a piece of authorized merchandise that is worthy of His Most Epic Fowlness. I want his fans both new and old to wear this kick-ass hat in his honor.” says Mr. London.