Tag Archives: Hippie

Unintentional Spin-Art

Remember Spin-Art concessions at carnivals or at the Jersey Shore? It’s the first thing I thought of when I looked into a 55 gallon drum of waste ink at a local printer. Psychedelic, man!

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Turned On & Supernatural Effects

Back in the ’70s while my parents shopped for clothes and boring stuff, my younger brother and I were left to our own devices wandering the toy and record sections of the department stores that anchored the shopping malls. Invariably … Continue reading

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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 Latest Thing on the Jean Scene!

Hello, one and all! It’s Mrs. Crankipants bidding you a joyous greeting from a time before the internet, a time of three television networks, a time of diminishing expectations and a time that a million hack comedians were all attempting … Continue reading

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The Return of Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!!!

Tina’s birthday was fast approaching, and I didn’t have a rock solid, hysterically funny idea for a card so I decided to revisit a friend from last year’s anniversary card, Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!

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Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!

A war wages within me between traditionally and digitally inking my cartoons. I go back and forth between my pens and brushes and my Wacom tablet. It depends on the job, my mood or whatever is close at hand. Cosmic, … Continue reading

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15 Years

Fifteen years ago on a similarly rainy day, before a gathering of family, friends and a priest who had buried most of the gangsters in South Philly, Tina and I got hitched! As I’ve said before, Tina and I exchange … Continue reading

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My First Paying Job

This was my first paying freelance job. It was an illustration for the Jewish Exponent accompanying an article that had something to do with what the former hippies were up to 20 years after the hippie era. Essentially, they told … Continue reading

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