OKPOP Productions: Mother of Strawberry Shortcake, Queen of Cute, Muriel Fahrion
The “Queen of Cute,” the Mother of Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears, Muriel Juneberry Fahrion reigned supreme in the land of pop culture in the 1980s and 90s with every character she brought to life. Though she’s now an official Oklahoman, Muriel began her career with American Greetings to design greeting cards, but soon her talent and tenacity would take her on a whirlwind adventure worthy of the characters she created. With her infectious positivity and can-do attitude, Tulsa—and the world—are lucky to have her. It was a delight to visit her Outta Thin Air Tiny Studio to talk about her life and career. Here’s a little snippet of the magic, and the first of many interviews with Oklahoma Creatives we look forward to sharing!