John Wagner - Creator of Maxine

John Wagner - Creator of Maxine

Hallmark artist John Wagner created Maxine in 1986 for the Shoebox Greetings card line. He based the character on his mother, grandmother and maiden aunts who helped raised him.

John Wagner retired from Hallmark in 2011, but Maxine has NOT retired, and is in fact, coming on strong – as only Maxine can!

Fun Fact

In 1915, Hall Brothers purchased engraving presses to begin printing and publishing greeting cards, becoming a manufacturer for the first time.