Sunday, March 9 2014, 10:17 PM MDT
Web Exclusive: Olympic Pins
SHAUNA LAKE: Were you interested to understand the appeal of your cartoons when the Olympics came and your pins were just like, they were hot off the press. You couldn’t even keep them in stock. Weren’t they sold out?
PAT BAGLEY: Yeah.
SHAUNA LAKE: There was a high demand for them. It was because of the cultural things.
PAT BAGLEY: Oh yeah you were talking about the Olympics pins that we did in 2002.
SHAUNA LAKE: Yeah of course.
PAT BAGLEY: And I had no idea what I was getting into. This guy came to the office one day and he explained we need some ideas for pins and at that time, it was just kind of this little tiny market that nobody really knew about. So I designed the pins and he had them made in China and then brought back and then the whole thing exploded. And it was like the Tulip mania, you know, people were spending 20, 30, 40 bucks for a pin.
SHAUNA LAKE: I have the green Jell-O one I’m happy to report.
PAT BAGLEY: That was a good one.
SHAUNA LAKE: It’s a collector’s item.
PAT BAGLEY: It’s a classic.
-Written and Produced by Leslie Tillotson
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