Sarah Strohl’s boss asked her whether a Funko Pop! figure of Bob Ross would be cool. It has now become one of the most popular items bearing his name.
Not far from the nation’s capital, near Dulles International Airport, there is a place where there are no debates about politics or gun violence or what divides us.
A place where if there are discussions about walls, they belong to cabins painted against scenic backdrops.
A place where there are not even mistakes. Here, those are called “happy little accidents.”
Welcome to Bob Ross Inc.
If you grew up watching the permed-hair painter on public television or are part of the modern wave of people who have been drawn to his work through Twitch, then I don’t have to explain why his popularity continues to grow more than 20 years after his death.