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Medium: Acrylic & latex on wood w/ glaze.
Big Boy is best known for its trademark chubby boy in red- and
white-checked overalls holding a Big Boy sandwich (double-decker
cheeseburger). The inspiration for Big Boy's name, as well as
the model for its mascot, was Richard Woodruff (1936–1986),
of Glendale, California. When he was six years old, he walked
into Bob's Pantry as Bob Wian was attempting to name his new hamburger.
Wian said, "Hello, Big Boy" to Woodruff, and the name
stuck. Warner Bros. animation artist Ben Washam sketched Richard's
caricature, which became the character seen on the company logo.
This character would also eventually be featured in The Adventures
of Big Boy comic book, produced as a promotional giveaway for
children visiting the restaurant. Since 1997, the comic book has
been produced by Craig Yoe's Yoe! Studio. Another longtime promotion
was the Big Boy Kids Club, offering coupons and premiums to members,
who joined by sending in an application from the comic book.
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