Sunday, November 10, 2013

Illustration Friday: Energy

Illustration Friday word for the week is 'energy,' and this guy came to mind. For some reason, I thought this mascot's name was Sparky. I remembered him from PG&E ads in the 60s. But upon further investigation, I found out his name is Reddy Kilowatt. He was created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Jr. of the Alabama Power Company. According to Wikipedia, he was licensed by 300 or so different electrical companies. The little guy got a lot of mileage out of his kilowatts.

This crude little rendering is presented here with apologies to Mr. Collins.

Peace to everyone, and make sure to turn out the lights when you leave the room.