Here's a sobering thought: I have been doing cartoons and commentary on our Culture Wars for the past fifty years. I did this cover illustration for the Phoenix New Times in the early eighties.
Back in my day it was the surfers vs. the cowboys which evolved into the hippies vs the cowboys. I chose to illustrate that divide with this guy:
Later, I studied the origins of the species.
And then, ultimately what made them go extinct.
Another truth I discovered: every generation thinks they're smarter than the last, and wiser than the next. And speaking of the next. . .
I received this email off of the True West website today:
Your Kid As The "Kid"
Just wanted you to know that your son is the finest "facsimile" of THE KID that I have seen yet. That photograph from TRUE WEST a few months past was stellar. Thanks for sharing that with us.
—Craig Mullen, Las Cruces, N.M.