Buster Brown and His Dog Tige

Richard Outcault, the comic strip creator of Buster Brown and his dog Tige, sold the license rights to his creation to The Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis in 1904 for $200. It was quite a steal for a company that gained much usage out of the pair, and over 100 years later the shoe company is still in business. In fact, in 2004, Buster Brown Shoe celebrated its 100th anniversary with a national search for the next “Pair to Remember,” kids and their dog to be featured on Buster Brown shoe boxes. Thanks to Armchair Auctions for this great information. Getting great info like this is one reason to join Facebook if you haven’t joined already. You can see the Armchair Auction page here on Facebook.
Photo: Richard Outcault, the comic strip creator of Buster Brown and his dog Tige, sold the license rights to his creation to The Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis in 1904 for $200. It was quite a steal for a company that gained much usage out of the pair, and over 100 years later the shoe company is still in business. In fact, in 2004, Buster Brown Shoe celebrated its 100th anniversary with a national search for the next “Pair to Remember,” kids and their dog to be featured on Buster Brown shoe boxes.

Glass Buttons by Studio Artist Jodie McDougall

Jodie’s buttons are made by using an oxygen propane torch and various colored glass rods. They are not painted. She use ancient cane building techniques to create images in glass called murrini. Each image can take days to months to create. The shanks are imbedded into the glass while it is in a molten state to ensure that it becomes a permanent attachment to the piece. No glue is involved.ishot-12

Jodie’s site is Jodie McDougall Studio and buttons for sale are under the “Shop” tab on the her site.