This popped up on my Bone alert last month. It was a piece over at Blake Bell’s website that marked the passing of Josie DeCarlo, the inspiration for Dan DeCarlo’s Josie & The Pussycats character for Archie comics. Blake posts an interview he did with Josie from 2002, and it’s worth a look.
As I recall, this picture is from the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award dinner, and we were the comic book table. Around 2001 or so? Left to right: Dan DeCarlo, me, someone I recognize, but can’t remember his name, Josie, Sergio Aragones, and Will Eisner. Dan and I were both up for best comic book that year- – Dan won and we all went wild!