Sunday, November 18, 2001
native brings 'Frosty' to life in stores
Just in time
for the holiday season, Lawrence native and accomplished illustrator
Paul Coker is bringing his Frosty the Snowman character to life
once again this time on gifts, apparel and home furnishings.
Coker, who illustrated
the lovable character for the original 1969 CBS special, now is
seeing his design featured on a line of products created by Warner
Bros. Consumer Products. The items are being sold through Mervyn's
Coker was born
in 1929 in Lawrence, and drew the "Chesty Lion" mascot
that remains the symbol for Lawrence High School. He now lives in
Santa Fe, N.M., where he continues to work with Hallmark Cards Inc.,
Mad Magazine and Rankin/Bass Productions, the company behind the
Frosty TV special.