Thursday, April 10, 2008
I Want to Be Katy Keene
My mother was an artist and loved paper dolls. She would draw pin-up girl paper dolls and they looked a lot like Katy Keene. Who is this Katy Keene you ask? She was the creation of comic book artist Bill Woggon and first appeared in all of her long-legged curvalicious glory in 1945. Katy comics were published six times a year and fans would literally line up to buy their issue. They would pour over all of Katy's new outfits, cut them carefully out and dream of being Katy themselves. Readers would submit ideas for her clothing and Bill Woggons would add them to her wardrobe. Truthfully, Katy was before my time. And being the type of child who would rather wear jeans, explore and capture insects and wildlife, I had very little interest in my mother's paperdolls. Until now. And now I think I would love to be Katy, have that killer body and look wonderful when I am 63, no surgery, no botox.
Posted by Prairie Gothic at 1:07 PM