Friday, October 18, 2019

A New York Greeting And My Kid as The Kid

October 18, 2019
   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.

Daily Whip Out: "A Western Greeting"

   My take on it is, we've always had this divide in the United States between the left and the right, the old and the young and the east coast vs. the west coast. Sometimes it's overstated and humorous (see above) and sometimes it can be testy, and sometimes, it can be down right dangerous (see your phone news feed 24/7).

   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:

The Doper Roper Goes Cliff Diving
On Shamrock

    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.

That's T. Bell as The Kid, top row, right

"Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave."
—Cormac McCarthy

1 comment:

  1. I'm Writing my autobiography, tentatively titled GROWING UP A HIPPY.


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