Bil Keane statue unveiled

The finished 9-foot 7-inch bronze statue titled “Giddy-Up, Daddy” has finally been unveiled. The statue honors Family Circus creator Bil Keane.

From The Arizona Republic:

The statue came to Scottsdale by way of Paradise Valley on the second anniversary of Keane?s death, who was a resident of the town for more than 50 years, creating his famous comic strip as well as raising his five children with his wife in their home north of Lincoln Drive.

The comic is modeled after his family, featuring characters of childhood innocence: Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and P.J.

The accompanying video has a large segment dedicated to Baby Blues co-creator Rick Kirkman talking about his first introduction to Bil.