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John Wagner

 (late 20th century)
John Wagner was active/lived in Missouri, Kansas.  John Wagner is known for Hallmark card artist-"Maxine", cartoons.

Biography   John Wagner


John Wagner, Creator of Hallmark's Maxine
Sep 19, 2003 - © Susanna McLeod, Suite101.com

With her drooping, grayish exterior and sour spirit to match, one particular cartoon character has made a big impression. She seems to peer through dark glasses directly at readers, scrutinizing and examining. Then the scrawny old woman utters a humdinger of a crabby comment from, of all places, the inside of a greeting card. That's Maxine, speaking out for the older generation and making a lot of smiles in the process.

As an artist with Hallmark since 1970, John Wagner created Maxine in 1986 as a new character line for the Shoebox Greetings card division. He created a brazen older woman with a stooped back, a mop of curly gray hair and



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