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December 24, 2017

The perfect gift for that STRANGE one on your shopping list

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December 16, 2017

Some more old Twisted Image comic strips that somebody posted on the web.

One of the problems with doing topical humor:  30 years later I’m not sure if anybody even remembers the comic strips Mama, Hi & Lois, or Beatle Bailey.  Let alone Howard Cosell.

But at least I can be assured people will still be remembering Charles Manson for a long time!

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December 14, 2017

TV or not TV?

This Twisted Image comic strip from 1988 was reprinted in a Terrance McKenna newsletter. Of all things.  They used to refer to ole’ Terrance as “the Timothy Leary of the ’90s.”  I remember thinking: “Sheesh! Talk about damning with faint praise.”

This strip was inspired by a story I read in the paper about this guy who was obsessed with Johnny Carson. He kept a daily diary, but it wasn’t about his real life. It was entirely about his relationship with Johnny Carson.  “Johnny seemed a little depressed tonight.  I wonder if him and Ed are having problems again.”

And for awhile I used to watch the TV show Cheers re-runs every night.  I think I’ve seen every episode. It was a nightly ritual. And after awhile I started to feel like I really knew all the characters on the show, almost as if I was one of the gang, hanging out at the bar.  And I realized I probably spent more time with them than I did with my real friends.

And, of course, there was that nut John Hinckley, who actually fell in love with a movie actress and tried to get her to marry him.

 

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September 28, 2017

Some old comic strips that somebody posted on the internet

A couple more of my old Twisted Image comic strips that somebody just posted on the internet.

I guess everything ends up on the internet eventually.

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August 26, 2017

Punk Rock nostalgia: The Eastern Front 1982

Somebody posted this on Facebook, a page from Twisted Image #2 from 1982. A photo feature Mary Mayhem put together of the Eastern Front punk rock festival down at the Berkeley marina.  “A Day on the Dirt” as it was billed.  Chron Gen, the Lewd, Husker Du, and others performed. . .  Seems like ancient history from another lifetime now, don’t it?

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April 2, 2017

Great Moments in Rock’nRoll Irony

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March 22, 2017

The one thing I really miss

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.The one thing I really miss, since I stopped drawing cartoons back in 1995. Isn’t drawing cartoons. I don’t miss that at all. But I miss being a “cartoonist.” It was like belonging to a really cool club. Fellow cartoonists. It was like a secret brethren. You meet another cartoonist. And you instantly recognize them. As One Of Us.

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March 7, 2017

It’s funny the things you remember. . .

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Yesterday somebody posted on the internet this cover from an old issue of Twisted Image from back in 1982.  And so I was looking at it last night.  And it’s funny the things you remember . . .

The thing I remember from that period. I was so broke I couldn’t afford the real Letra-set type fonts for the headlines. So I made xeroxes of the fonts from a sample catalogue. And cut out each individual letter and glued them on the paper to make all the headlines. Ha ha. Sheesh.  (If you look closely you can see the letters aren’t lined up exactly straight.)
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And whenever I look back at my past I’m always struck by how fast it all went by.  It’s like, one moment you’re in the middle of this dynamic scene.  And then the next moment, you blink your eyes and it’s all gone.  It’s all ancient history from a bygone era.
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Whenever I think of the past, I always get this image in my head of this train that’s behind me, barreling down the tracks in reverse.  And every day the train gets farther and farther behind me . . .   There goes 1982, barreling down the tracks.  And all the people, places and scenes from 1982 keep getting farther and farther away from me.  Until  finally they all vanish from view and are gone.  Just like entire civilizations have come and gone and are now completely forgotten.  Just like entire Universes disappear in a blink of an eye.  Swallowed up by the endless expanses of Eternity . . .
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And yeah, I also remember those Letra-set xeroxes.   3-cents a copy back in 1982 . . .
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January 19, 2017

October 30, 2016

Kick the stupid machine – 25 cents

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