Monday, November 12, 2007

November 10, 2007
Continued cleaning out the garage, sorting several large piles of artwork, all of which unleashed a gaggle of memories and a ton of badly drawn crap. Not to mention panels and cartoons I don't even remember doing. Sigh.

Here's an early New Times piece I did in about 1982 or 83, that still stands, and was prescient to boot:

The caption under the top cartoon of the two guys talking (with Camelback Mountain in the background) is: "Well, Hell, I know it's worthless but for an extra $100 I'll throw in the mountain." Of course, today the mountain is riddled with multi-million dollar homes.

In the bottom cartoon, a couple in a convertible, at Monroe and Central (that's the Adams Hotel in the background) get advice from a local: "If you're in a hurry, take Grand Avenue." Of course, today, Grand Avenue, which runs diagonally in from Wickenburg, has five and six way stops as it cuts across the grid of West Phoenix and is a nightmare of traffic and congestion.

Page two is just as ironic:

The caption on the top cartoon says: "You mean to tell me that I'm going to pay for a full tank of gas and all I'll get is some piddly tumblers?!" Of course, gas is 18 cents a gallon and she is being waited on by four attendants.

The bottom cartoon caption reads: "Let's drive out to Bethany Home Road and neck." And today, that road is all homes and shopping malls.

"Not bad for a kid from Kingman."
—Caesar H. Nipple, Kingman native and bon vivant

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