Theodore W. Drake
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Drake is probably best remembered for the creation of the Notre Dame Leprechaun, for which he was paid $50. The Leprechaun was first used on the 1964 football pocket schedule and later on the football program covers. An immediate success, the Leprechaun was featured on the cover of Time magazine in November 1964.
In the early 1950s, Drake was the main graphic artist for the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television puppet show, creating its opening titles along with album covers, newsletters, advertisements, and even Christmas cards.
- "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPPG-X6K : accessed 23 Feb 2013), Theodore Drake, 25 May 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
- "Ted Drake, 92, Creator of Notre Dame Logo". The New York Times. May 30, 2000.
- Ted Drake, Kuklapolitan Artist
- "The Timeless Artwork of Ted Drake". (official site). Archived from the original on December 17, 2005.
- Boardman Comics Monographs #3
- The Spindrift Cartoons: 1943 edited by Matthew H. Gore (Ellendale: Tennessee, 2008).
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