Artist and Teacher, Don Mathias, Partners with Nogginwear to Roll Out New Peanizles Products
Nogginwear's support of artists continues to grow with creation of hats and apparel for local cartoonist…
Don Mathias, a mild-mannered art teacher by day and a book writer, cartoonist and illustrator by night, created Peanizles in July 2009 and now has 3 books published, collecting his "almost daily strip" along with a recently released and published children's storybook "The Day the World Lost Its Color." Mr. Mathias has also had his artwork featured in several book compilations, including The Sakai Project, celebrating thirty years of multiple award-winning comic book creator, writer, artist, Stan Sakai's marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo and Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's, a tribute book to Richard Thompson's comic Cul De Sac.
Don grew up and still resides in Andover, Massachusetts. He has had a passion for drawing comics his entire life, starting his first newspaper comic in 1998 which ran in the Andover Townsman for more than ten years. "I met with Scott Weldon knowing Nogginwear hats are amazing. I had several of their hats in my collection and had a desire to create really cool hats but had no idea how to proceed," said Mr. Mathias, "What is awesome about the Nogginwear program is all I had to do was supply the artwork and promote the final product on my social network to my fans. Scott and his team didn't reveal what they had in mind for the hats, so when I received the designs for my hats I was blown away at how perfectly they had captured the essence of my characters in the form of a hat- exactly what I wanted, I was ecstatic."
Nogginwear is unique in its business model because they don't just design and manufacture diverse premium-level quality retail hats for their subscription business but also use their experience to advise and work with many artists from all over the world to capture the core personality of the artists work and combine it with an appropriate and great hat style. "Working with Don on this project has been very rewarding. He was open to our ideas and let us tap into our experience to create hats that were appropriate to his amazing style and characters,"
Nogginwear is a name that has become synonymous with its ever-growing legacy of limited edition hats. Nogginwear is quickly getting known around the world for hat design and creativity, by partnering with successful individuals like Chef Brian Duffy from Bar Rescue, Chef Chad Rosenthal from Food Network, Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Hillbilly Weatherman and many more.