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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Stoned people had a somewhat eclectic sense of humor. Usually they would print work by well-known underground cartoonists like S. Clay Wilson
Then there were those by cartoonists who weren't as well-known, maybe local, maybe not on a par with the bigger names, but somewhat talented in their own right.
And people who went on to bigger things.
Often papers such as the National Weed might get strips from syndicates and be able to print strips by people like Gilbert Shelton...
...or Kim Deitch...
...or Bill Griffith...
...or Spain Rodriguez...
...but a lot of the time it was things like this...
...plus things that were probably funny when really stoned...
...or just things that made sense only when stoned.
Why psychedelics? Because often it's the only way to understand something like the above.
Often I wonder what the sponsors thought of the finished ads when they saw them, if these were done by the newspaper staff.
Are you enticed to seek their product because of the execution of these ads? I mean besides as places to possibly find killer weed.
I'm just waiting for someone to come out of nowhere and say “Hey, I did this art. Why are you making fun of it, man?”
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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