dearJulius.com Write For Us

Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

SHARE:


Associated Press
MEREDITH, N.H.


A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends.

Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942 until his death in 1975 at age 54. He lived for 35 years in Meredith, a town of about 6,000 residents in the heart of the state’s Lakes Region.

The statue of Archie sitting on a park bench was commemorated Thursday in Meredith’s Community Park to coincide with the town’s 250th anniversary.

Montana brought the Archie Andrews character to life when he drew the first “Archie” comic strip while renting a cottage on Lake Waukewan in 1942.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Offbeat,966,
ltr
item
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News: Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary
Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8lYnuqV5dls/W26NYMQyXfI/AAAAAAAA4k4/Cs-LAXcBXSUYNUF09k7mwb9M82gSzX0AQCLcBGAs/s1600/3.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8lYnuqV5dls/W26NYMQyXfI/AAAAAAAA4k4/Cs-LAXcBXSUYNUF09k7mwb9M82gSzX0AQCLcBGAs/s72-c/3.jpg
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/bronze-archie-statue-honors-artist-for.html
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/bronze-archie-statue-honors-artist-for.html
true
4914311829982822994
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy