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March 3, 2015

Life as a relic

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 9:55 pm
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I can’t help feeling like a fossil these days.  I remember driving cross-country to Berkeley in 1976 as a young man of 19.  Burning with all these dreams of a life of art and adventure.  The Berkeley Barb was one of the dynamic underground newspapers of that time, sort of waving the freak flag of the ’60s counterculture into the ’70s.  I sold my first cartoon to the Barb back in 1977.  And it was like I was on my way. . .

Then, this morning I go into a coffee shop.  And it’s suddenly 40 years later.  And on the walls of the coffee shop there’s this “Berkeley in the ’60s” photo exhibit with all these blow-ups of the Berkeley Barb covers.  And it’s like ancient history.  This once-dynamic thing that’s now a petrified relic of a bygone era.

And always this eerie feeling.  It’s like my life was just starting.  And then I blinked my eyes and it’s almost over.



1 Comment »

  1. We are not fossils. We are living fossils

    Comment by Richard List — March 10, 2015 @ 8:15 am | Reply

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