Tag Archives: 1960s

Grandma went to Altamont

This cartoon is an effort to see what I could do with Affinity Designer and as a reaction to cliches that people, particularly lazy writers, hold near and dear. Grandmother. Granny. Grandma. Gam-gam. The term is used to evoke the image of … Continue reading

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The Bikers Three

The fellows above are part of a crowd scene which features the flower children I posted the other day. The crowd is part of a larger, fairly complex illustration which is taking forever, but the smaller elements like this trio … Continue reading

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American Gothic

I’m still plugging away on the vector illustration I’ve written about before, and I’m still cobbling it together as I go along. I had always planned that this composition would involve a crowd. I thought I could cheat it with … Continue reading

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Christmas in South Philadelphia

…about 50 years ago. My Dad must have stayed up late getting everything in place. It’s the early 1960s. My stocking is on the end. No stocking for my younger brother who hadn’t shown up yet. I was the baby.

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PCA – The Class of ’68 – Environmental Design

As I said in recent weeks, Tony Visco handed me a blast from our Alma mater’s past — The Philadelphia College of Art’s yearbook from 1968!

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PCA – The Class of ’68 – The Painters

As I said in recent weeks, Tony Visco handed me a blast from our Alma mater’s past — The Philadelphia College of Art’s yearbook from 1968!

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PCA – The Class of ’68 – Photography

As I said last week, Tony Visco handed me a blast from our Alma mater’s past — The Philadelphia College of Art’s yearbook from 1968!

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American Wax Museum

Yes, Philadelphia once had a wax museum, and fortunately it was AIR CONDITIONED! The wax figures never would have survived a summer in The City of Brotherly Love if it wasn’t!

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Bud Cort Digs Soft Buttery Spread

Before he was running around with Minnie Castevet, Bud Cort was shilling soft buttery spread. Take a look! …and if you have difficulty viewing it, head over to the Internet Archive for a streaming or downloadable version!

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The Triumphant Trio

I found this fascinating little film while digging around the Internet Archive Channel on my Roku Box…

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Amazing Powers of Penetration

IMAGINE – a genuine spy pen enabling you to see through walls with its amazing powers of penetration. According to the advertising copy, it was developed by the German secret service during World War II although it didn’t gain them … Continue reading

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Bond, James Bond

  I was shopping in my neighborhood on Saturday morning when I came upon a man selling second hand items at a table. Baseball cards in foil packets, DVDs, cookie tins – nothing I was particularly interested in. However, at … Continue reading

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Black Friday Beckons or Tis The Season to Be Stressful

Time flies. Somebody said something in work about the coming week being short, and then it dawned on me that it’s THANKSGIVING! That means that Christmas is right around the corner! Oh, crap! So soon? Don’t we still have Halloween … Continue reading

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Don Draper Fired This Moron!

Couldn’t they get the Ann Margaret lookalike for this? “Man, it’s the sloppiest?” If only she knew?

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