The Pin-Up Collector’s Series logo was created for late Greg Theakston starting in late-June 1993. The three sketches below were done on the back of eight-and-a-half by eleven sheets of reference material from old projects.
The following two sheets have tight marker or technical pen renderings of the designs on vellum.
Theakston chose this design. Work on the final art began November 30. I used several ellipse templates on
the letter P but stopped and decided to enlarge the rough to make it easier to draw.
Below is the enlarged design with guide lines. The next sheet, on vellum, shows changes to the P and the dot over the I.
Below is the logo rendered in outline with notations on which ellipse was used. Changes were made to the bottoms of the upper- and lowercase Ps and N. The U was modified and the hook extended.
Here is how the ribbon lettering evolved. The swash was eliminated.
The vellum sheets were positioned on a lightbox then a piece of LetraMax 400 was placed over the vellum
and the inking began. A photostat was made of the ribbon lettering. I decided to changed the spacing
between some of the letters so seven of the photostat letters were cut out and pasted over the inked letters. An ornament replaced the swash of the C.
New York, New York, Birth Index Name: Katherine J Krom Birth Date: June 14, 1920 Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York
New York Sun, July 22, 1924
New York Sun, August 26, 1924
1930 United States Federal Census 1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida Name / Age Charles S Krom, 45 Katherine B Krom, 42 Jane Krom, 9
New York Sun, August 30, 1930
Florida Passenger List The Krom family departed aboard the steamship Mohawk from Havana, Cuba on April 6, 1931. They arrived in Miami, Florida the following day.
New York Sun, January 9, 1932
New York Sun, August 8, 1936
1936 Madeira School Year Book McLean, Virginia Katharine Jane Krom [Sophomore]
1937 Madeira School Year Book McLean, Virginia Katharine Jane Krom [Junior]
Buffalo Evening News, January 10, 1938
New York Sun, July 9, 1938
New York Sun, December 24, 1938
New York Sun, December 30, 1939
New York Sun, August 31, 1940
1940 United States Federal Census 1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida Name / Age Charles S Krom, 55 Katherine B Krom, 52
Brooklyn Eagle, December 24, 1940
New York Sun, August 15, 1941
New York Sun, October 18, 1941
Rochester Times-Union, December 27, 1941
Buffalo Courier-Express, December 28, 1941
Forty-two: Ten Years Out Princeton University, Class of 1942 Allen Halstead Grammer, 333 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey Assistant to Managing Editor, Controlled Circulation Audit, Inc., 420 Lexington Ave., New York City. Married Katharine Jane Krom November 13, 1943. Children: Allen K. 4, Barrett 2. Al was a Lieutenant (J.G.) in the Coast Guard after serving 3 years.
New York, New York, Marriage License Index Marriage License Date: November 12, 1943 Marriage License Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Army and Navy Journal November 20, 1943 GRAMMER-KROM— Married on New York, 13 Nov. 1943. Miss Katharine Jane Krom, to Ens. Allen Halstead Grammer, USCGR.
Carol L. Tilley wrote: “There are ten Dotty stories in Supersnipe Comics beginning with June 1945 and ending in February 1947. Of these ten stories, pay vouchers for Jane Krom’s work exist for at least seven of them (August 1945, October 1945, November/December 1945, March/April 1946, July/August 1946, November 1946, and a 7th one for which I’m still uncertain of the issue date). Jane’s daughter Barrie has copies of the May/June 1946, December 1946, and April/May 1947—among some of the others—leading me to believe that Jane did the art for those stories as well, even though I have not yet found pay vouchers to confirm it. …”
Coast Advertiser (Belmar, NJ), October 18, 1962
Kingston Daily Freeman (NY), July 27, 1964
The Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ), November 2, 1965 Creative Pastimes Delightful Things in Store at Rumsfield Antiques Show Jane K Grammer Delft plaque of Rembrandt. Little Silver, jewelry making;
Asbury Park Press, June 3, 1976 Ocean Township—New officers have been elected by members of Jersey Coast Speakers Club. They are Ms. Lynne Warrick, Oceanport, president; Bob Konderock, Monmouth Beach, lieutenant governor; Joe Odence, Long Branch, … and Mrs. J. Allen Mohn, Ocean Township, and Mrs. Harold P. Rubin, Interlaken, vice presidents; Mrs. Jane K. Grammer, Shrewsbury, and Mrs. Audrey W. Wilson, Sea Bright, secretaries; and Mr. and Mrs. James Rowland, here, treasurers.