Manuel R. Vega (Illustration, Alumnus)

Toucan Sam, cartoon mascot, (1963)

Vega created the Froot Loops mascot, who remains the star of television commercials for the Kellogg’s brand cereal and whose image fronts the cereal box. Despite his early success as a commercial illustrator, Vega left advertising to become an art instructor for youth, with the aim of supporting the work of promising young artists.