Photo of Josie DeCarlo from Spindizzy News.
Josie DeCarlo, wife of ARCHIE artist Dan DeCarlo and the inspiration for JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS, has died. She died in her sleep on March 14, 2012. No information on her age.
Ethan Minovitz, writing for the Big Cartoon News, has more:
Born Josie Dumont, she was a French citizen. She met her husband in Belgium on a blind date shortly after the Battle of the Bulge; he spoke little French.
“We communicated with drawing, ” she said. “He would draw things for me to make me understand what he had in mind. He was really so amusing. Instead of just using words, he would use cartoons to express himself. Right away, we knew that we were meant for each other.”
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