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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Somethin' From The Archives

Drew this one back in 1983 for the 91X Radio Station newsletter. I must have thought it was funny back then but don't anymore. Just seems weird now, but I was probably influenced by the cologne-heavy 80s. I remember family members laughing at it, the women saying that there were actually people in dept stores who were like this guy. So I'll run it up the flagpole here. Check out that crazy square layout. And yes, that's Zipatone, the only way to apply dot screens back in 1983. Aint it charming.

21 comments:

  1. This is crazy! You post some old work and change your blog layout and that's what I'm also in the process of doing. I was getting some old boxes from my mother's house last weekend and found some really old art and thought of posting it as well. And I see you added a new sidebar background. I don't plan on adding one but I have been trying to make a banner that I actually like and I think I finally have. Maybe.

    But as for the cartoon, hmm, yeah, I suppose I can't relate too much as I don't know that many guys that over use cologne. I wonder what the modern comparison for today is though.

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  2. I tend to agree with Mauricio about guys and cologne...however I think it a great joke with everyone lying around in the background. Nail varnish remover has the same effect on me when my wife or daughter uses it.

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    1. Mauricio and Rod; It does seem to be less common nowadays, but a few months ago someone came into work wearing strong cologne, really smelling up the place. I made a wisecrack to the person about the room needing ventilation, and the episode hasn't repeated itself. So you see, sometimes being a smart-ass pays off. :)

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  3. Hey Ted,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving words.
    It means everything.
    Hugs

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    1. It means just as much to me Vanessa, when you stop by here.

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  4. Oh wow! You are a veteran, Aren't you? let's see, 1983...Hmn, I was on my last leg of disco dancing...wow! 1983 really, Ted. You were great then.

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    1. I was quite young then, Ces. I used to lie back with my baby bottle perched on my shoulder, while I sketched in my playpen.

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  5. Oh, God!! I can relate to this only too well! We can always tell when the owner of the company is in the building.....thanks for the smile, Ted! (PS - I remember zipatone!)

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    1. Mit, you jogged my memory, now I remember what this cartoon was all about; being stuck in the workplace with guys back then who were wearing way too much cologne. This drawing was my secret jab at them. Heavy cologne levels seem appropriate for the bars, but in the workplace it's just not fair, where we are sober and captive for 8 hours. That's why drawing is so wonderful, we can solve all our problems in that secret world.

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  6. Oooohhhhaaagggrrggh! I can relate to that comic. My nose hairs are cringing with the memory of that decade of aggressive fragrances!

    Fun post, Ted.

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    1. I love the smell of a subtle perfume on women, but can't stand the smell of cologne on men. Do women like strong cologne on a man? I only think of pushy car salesmen when I smell it. It seems so old school to me.

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  7. This cartoon would have been well enhanced with a scratch and sniff impregnation.

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    1. When you figure out how to do that, let me know. I smell success.

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  8. I read his line with a schwarzenegger voice!
    and (I must admit I keep noticing it all the time in your work) but mad detail on his SHOES!

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    1. You keep noticing Arnold in my work? Really?

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  9. Hey Ted. I came to thank you for your kind words and I see some changes here!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    I am with a lot of work late, because my days with the flu so now I have little time to write.
    Thank you for your words, good weekend.
    I will return, to leave my comment, OK?

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  10. Hahahaha.. always a treat.. always.. :) Loving the new blog bg btw, sir. Must take lots of time to draw thousands of clowns and flies :P

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  11. haha I see Arnold there too!
    I knew about crazy clothes and hairstyles in the eighties but I had no idea about heavy fragrances...It's a good thing not to remember :)

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  12. so true so true .......


    ( I think I know this guy )


    :D

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  13. This is one of the best classics!

    I still think the best classic is the guy walking down the theater aisle with his date who falls, spills all his popcorn and soda everywhere and scares everyone who's concentrating on the movie.... Haha

    Why don't I see it on here?

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