Topps #19: Len Brown
This photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell of classic country DJ Len Brown at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas, kicks off a profile of Len
by Joe Gross in the June 16 edition of the Austin American-Statesman
. Behind him is the Wally Wood Weird Science
cover that gave him the idea for Mars Attacks
. My article on Len was the very first Potrzebie post
on October 21, 2005.
From boyhood fun to a career
by Joe Gross
In the Good Book, St. Paul makes the case for putting away childish things.
But there is also something to be said for making your boyhood interests into a career.
This was the route that Len Brown took.
"I still love comics, country music, early rock ‘n' roll, science fiction, movies and baseball," the 70-year-old Brown says as we sit in his Dripping Springs home.
To wit: In his 40 years at the card and novelty company Topps, Brown wrote the backs of baseball cards, co-created Wacky Packages
and Garbage Pail Kids,
and wrote the card series Mars Attacks!
Continue reading here.
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