Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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24 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RENDE Dick Larsen's playful sense of humor is on display, both in his portraits, left (which also features one of the artist's occasional renditions of a cat), and in various items scattered around his studio. The hat above announces, "In dog years, I'm dead." Larsen once painted this striking six-panel documentation of a beloved pet's life from puppyhood to maturity. but it's not something that he still does. "I don't work that small anymore," he explained. "It's more work." Larsen's portraits, left, of glamorous sunglass-wearing ladies — found at Eyewear by Andres in Wake Forest — are no longer a part of the pet-portrait artist's repertoire. TOOTSIE ROLL INC. During his early years in advertising, Larsen was responsible for an animated "Tootsie Pop" commercial that debuted in 1970 and became one of the longest running ads in television history.

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