Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy Birthday, Pamela Sosnowski!


Though this blog has been somewhat dormant for awhile, I’ve recently started to revive it with a flurry of new posts, celebrating entertainers that I like. Today the Cartoon Cave would like to try something a little different, in that I’d like to salute one of my fellow bloggers, Pamela Sosnowski, on her birthday. Pam is the creator of the Go Retro blogsite, which is devoted to pop culture of the Mid-20th Century, a subject also close to my heart. In fact, over the last couple years I’ve been gradually adding more and more links to the Cartoon Cave's sidebar, listing numerous blogs devoted to Mid-Century Modern art and entertainment, as this is what I’ve always loved best.

I’ve been reading Pam’s Go Retro site for quite a while now, and I really enjoy the subjects she chooses to write about. Go Retro is of a likeminded nostalgic bent to my own Cartoon Cave, and I find Pam’s posts quite informative and delightfully written. More recently, Pam and I have become friends through Facebook, and I'm very happy to have met her through that online venue. We seem to share a lot of common interests, and it turns out that Pam’s all-time favourite male vocalist is none other than Bobby Darin, who is also a favourite of mine, second only to Frank Sinatra on my list!

So in honour of her birthday, I’ve created this caricature of the lovely Pam Sosnowski, and I would like to encourage my readers who share an interest in Mid-20th Century pop culture to please go check out Go Retro for more warm nostalgic memories of the glorious past!

Happy Birthday, Pam!

6 comments:

Pam@GoRetro said...

My family loved the illustration so much my mother had my brother-in-law print out a few copies of it (I hope that's not violating any copyright laws. :) You made this birthday girl really happy and I totally felt like a celebrity as the comments kept pouring in on Facebook and the blog. Thank you SO MUCH AGAIN for the BEAUTIFUL caricature -- it's simply outstanding and spot-on! And the coolest thing is it turned out to be a law of attraction manifestation for me that is enormously better than the original idea I had in mind! Pete, you're the best.

Pam@GoRetro said...

P.S. Thank you, too, for the kind words about Go Retro and linking to it!

Pete Emslie said...

I'm glad you liked it, Pam! I certainly enjoyed drawing you and was hoping it would be a nice birthday surprise when you saw it both here and on Facebook. I've been reading both your blogs and I find myself relating to a lot of what you write about. You're a really nice young woman and I'm glad to have met you online!

Dani Campoy said...

Great art!

Here is my blog, hope you like and follow it :D

http://danicampoy.blogspot.com.es/

Bea said...

Fab image of 'Go Retro' Pam, Pete! I look forward to delving into your blog...

Best,
Bea

Pete Emslie said...

Thank you, Bea and Dani! It's always nice to see newcomers here. The Cartoon Cave is essentially my way of celebrating the performers and pop culture of the Mid-20th Century that I love. I invite all who also recall the 50s, 60s, and 70s with fondness to check out some of my posts dedicated to that era.