Sunday, March 10, 2013

Willie's War Horse

Wm.Wrigley Junior Company

This is a piece I will be offering at the Western Heritage Artists Show next week in Great Falls, Montana, during Western Art Week. It is a two page letter from Wrigley's explaining why NOBODY in the U.S. will be able to purchase Wrigley's gum until the war is over. Along with a copy of the first page, I am also including the original second page, as well as the model that I used for the image I included. Bill Mauldin was a cartoonist whose war time characters included two soldiers with the names Willie and Joe. They (and he) were revered by every soldier. And every soldier got his share of Wrigley's!


  1. I love it! What a great piece of art work. :-)

  2. This is just hilarious and awfully cute all at once, Dave!

  3. What an amazing artist you are! I love this one, it made me smile. I've been spotty at best in responding and writing to folks--November, we lost my Dad, two days after his memorial service my sweet husband went in for cancer surgery. He is still recovering. Thankfully two weeks ago, we received news that my darling is cancer free. So we have a LOT to celebrate this Easter. God bless you, my Friend. It is great to see all the wonderful things you have been creating!

  4. Your work is marvelous, and the fact that you do that much detailed work on and envelope . . . shows a very humble nature to your personality. I've been going through many of your posts and I am hooked on your art. I am a wife, mother, and grandma . . . retired and enjoying each sweet day the good Lord sends my way.
    I would love to invite you to visit my blog and hopefully follow me back.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

  5. I too haven't stopped by in a while. Good to see your work again stopping by from Sunday Stamps

  6. Oh, my--this is such a great one! Thanks for dropping by for Postcard Friendship Friday! You've been missed. A lot happening in life just now. PFF has kept me bloggin through one of the hardest years of my entire life.

    I lost my precious Father, and my husband faced cancer surgery--he came through it and has been declared cancer free--though not free of cancer, as it could come back.

    Life is precious, isn't it? Blessings to you, my Friend.

  7. Say...I have some old stationery from the Hervine Dog Food company which once inhabited downtown Tualatin in Oregon. It has been defunct for years. I have NO idea how I ended up with pile of their staionery. lol Would you like to have some of it? It seems it might be something you'd like to play with. Let me know. I'd send it to you!