Walt Kelly and Charles Schulz were mutual admirers, and Kelly many times honored Schulz and Peanuts in the Pogo strip. It may be that it's a total coincidence, but Kelly's Troop 6 7/8 looks a lot like Schulz's Beagle Scouts. I don't have the Peanuts books in my collection, so I don't know which came first, Schulz or Kelly—the bird or the egg, so to speak. I'm just guessing that Kelly was first.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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