I didn't collect Abbie an' Slats on a regular basis, it seeming a bit dull or soap operaish for my young tastes in the 60s, but every once in a while the strip by Raeburn Van Buren caught my attention . . .
And little did I know at the time that Van Buren had been an illustrator for the slick magazines for decades, usually with a pin-up flare . . .
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.