From Marcelo PEPPO Melison...
"About "Rumpy"... The correct spelling of his name is PRYSTANSKI. There is a nice article about him in the first issue of the Canadian magazine "The Funny Paper", page 20, Summer edition, July 2000... Wait a minute: according to the article, tomorrow, June 5, it would be his sixtieth birthday !!!. Is that a coincidence or what?. (The article says that he passed away in November 1993, and that he was born in what is now Thunder Bay, northwestern Ontario)."
Thank you very much for the info! What a strange coincidence. He must be looking down and reading the blog ; )
It gives me great pleasure to wish Mr. Roger "Rumpy" Prystanski a very, very Happy 60th Birthday by posting this Bill Ballantine pen & ink of him (cropped from a drawing of the entire Clown College class of 1969) from Bill's book CLOWN ALLEY.
Happy Birthday Rumpy! The Garden show just hasn't been the same without you.
If you get the chance, please say hello to the rest of the Alley up there for us and tell them to stop by too!