Ok, so, Apollo - if you see this - Flans has added more to his Mark Mazut related reply(s) on the IFC page. Copyright and art attribution are pretty important (and getting more attention these days) so maybe we can add a little more than what you've pared it down to? I propose:
According to Barbara Lipp, the snowman actually came from an illustration in an educational children's book used by MacMillan Publishing, where she worked with John Flansburgh. Without permission, Flansburgh copied and modified the snowman and added the pile of burning money. The original artist was later notified of the use of the snowman, and, according to Lipp, she "thought it was very funny". In response, Flans has claimed that the snowman was in fact entirely the work of Mr. Mazut, but was inspired by the running snowman clip art from the first albumn's lyric sheet.
-CJSF 09:36, 19 September 2012 (EDT)
- yes, i think your addition about the pink album snowman is appropriate, but i'd also recommend an inline link to the image of the snowman (or the cd, but i think the insert image is probably better). might as well call it "Pink" or something rather than "the first album" -Apollo (colloquia!) 15:56, 19 September 2012 (EDT)
- (by the way, fwiw, if you leave any more messages on talk pages — or anywhere else — you can generally assume i'll see them since i am checking recent changes almost constantly :]) -Apollo (colloquia!) 15:58, 19 September 2012 (EDT)
- At some point, you won't have to follow up and clean up after my edits! (You can probably tell I am new to wiki editing - thanks for the help and presumed patience.) -CJSF 16:36, 19 September 2012 (EDT)