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Specifications size 5.5" x 2.75"
About the artist-John Raya
Through out his life. John Raya's two passions have been sculpting and cartooning. as a child, John Raya spent long hours mastering the great works......from the "Sunday funnies," Any piece of paper was a potential sketch pad for John to practice drawing his childhood heroes and heroines.
John's talents soon found their way to Universal Studio in California w he worked summers as a cartoonist between stints at Cal State at Fullerton. With a knack for quick-sketch carcature, John's art drew him to Disneyland w he would sometimes sketch up to Walt Disney World in Florida, w as an art director, he was responsible for artists operations in the theme park.
In 1975, mustering his entrepreneurial spirit and with his accumulated professional experience (and a prayer), John embarked on his own business venture. Developing the "Beasties of The Kingdom" collection along the way. John fulfilled a life long dream and created a vehicle or his personal style and sense of humor.
The inhabitants of the "Kingdom" are a madcap menagerie of cute critters whose grab bag of expressions have attracted a global family of collectors.