Acclaimed artists Barbi Sargent – creator of the world famous Strawberry Shortcake franchise – and Alan Jude Summa – creator of the Interplanetary Lizards of the Texas Plains Comic Book Series – collaborated to create a new and exciting contemporary and unique brand called “Katz About Towne.”
Barbi, in addition to Strawberry Shortcake, is the creator of some of the most beloved and successful children’s characters including Poppyseed, Gretchen, and many others. She is a bestselling children’s author; has created over 7000 greeting cards, and is one of the most reproduced artists in history.
Alan is also a toy designer, author, and an award winning illustrator. His work has been published and exhibited internationally since 1980.
- Cats are among the most popular of all household pets, and the creative images and sayings available would enhance a variety of products.
- Available image styles, ranging from cute to edgy; will work for products for any generation from children to seniors. Artists Barbi and Alan will continue to expand the image portfolio providing fresh stylistically distinctive imagery,
- Retailers at all levels will find Katz products appealing to their customers.
- The Katz characters and imagery will work with virtually any product.
- Initial category and product targets include greeting cards, children’s books, calendars apparel, giftware and toys.