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Rock Hill Photographer Rescues Rare Illustrations

If you happened to visit Christmasville in Rock Hill, South Carolina over the holidays, you may have noticed an exhibit of magazine covers illustrated by Rice Krispies Snap, Crackle and Pop creator, Vernon Grant.  Mr. Grant adopted Rock Hill as his home town and donated to the town most of his original magazine cover illustrations.  Unfortunately they weren't in such great shape.  The good news is that Rock Hill is also home to a world class digital restoration specialist and that's why those magazine covers displayed in Rock Hill look just like the originals.

Mike Switzer interviews Terry Roueche, who has been a commercial art photographer since 1979.  He is also an award-winning author and playwright.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.