When They Introduced Pay For View TV in NZ

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…we all watched it at the pub till we could afford to have it at home.

Recognition At Last

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…not what I was expecting, but recognition all the same….

…(apologies to the nice people at the national library…I’m sure you just wanted to copy and store bits of my blog, not fondle my kidneys….um…you might want to call the process something other than “harvesting”….just saying…).

Deaf Yesterday

…deaf today (Verlaines gig last night, awesome!)…Scan 170

 

…deaf tommorrow.

 

…(and the context to this cartoon is lost in a veritable fog of good times).

Hangover Cure

…another from 1986…Scan 131

…my good friend Gareth actually ate all the items listed here to try and cure a hang over…

…I don’t remember if actual vomiting occurred…

…but I wouldn’t be surprised…

…it was 1986, after all.

Erm

…another form the archival folders…Scan 103

…I think this had was commenting on the fact that the war on drugs was being ramped up in NZ at the same time as chemists were beginning their winter-stock-up ad campaigns on TV….

…dunno…1985 was an awful long time ago.

But Wait There’s More

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…I’ve been in the archive again…

…this one from 1986…..a  “signing-off” contribution to the Critic, Otago Uuniversity student assoc’ rag….

…the venue for nearly all of my early work…

…the paper is yellowing nicely…

…in contrast to the correction fluid…which is still as white as the day this ‘toonist applied it…

…what did they make that crap out of anyway?

Blast From The Past

…wow…in about 14 months time I celebrate not only 30 years of living in Dunedin but also 30 years since I produced and “published” my first piece of sequential art…

…parentheses on “published” because I hadn’t figured that bit out yet. Probably because, while I wanted to be a cartoonist, I had no-one to mentor me in the arcane knowledge necessary for being in  &/or making a publication…

…Seeing as  we were in bands and knew how that worked, we copied off a handful of single sheets and proceeded to paste them up (actually I think  tape was involved so that they could be removed and taken home) in all the regular spots that band posters were pasted up…

…(please bare in mind that this cartoon was created before all the right wing fuckwits had completely infiltrated the skinhead movement and made it the brain-cell-lacking waste land that it is today)…

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…just as we were putting up the last few outside Hank’s Chicken Bar, a police car stopped beside us…

…the window was wound down (ooo…feeling old…hassled by the cops before electric windows!)…

…”and what do you think you’re doing?…in a band are you?”…

…”No Officer, it’s a cartoon I drew”…

…”lets have a look then”…

…he shone his torch on it, chuckled, and handed it to his mate, who snorted a bit…

…”Don’t let us catch you doing this again, it’s illegal to post bills here.”

…they cruised off…

…we scarpered…and I subsequently got a job in the printing industry and found out all about making publications….

…and being in them.

 

…years  later I was at a dinner consisting of my good friend Dee’s work mates & partners…

…one of the husbands was a police officer…when I related the above story, he said he remembered the cartoon…

…it had been hung on the central police station notice board by the accosting officers and it was there for ages and ages!

…(might make this a regular feature of the blog…30 years….I got a million of them!)….