Trev #4

NOTE: This is the fourth of six Trev episodes. To read them in sequence, scroll down to my June 21 blog entry and then scroll upwards to this one.
In Trev you can see some recurring Howard Cruse motifs that would soon be surfacing in Wendel, which began appearing in the Advocate less than a year after my abortive Trev experiment. Like, f’rinstance, the lingering grip that old ’60s acid adventures had on the self-images of Cliff and Trev (and me) well into the 1980s.

Woodstock was only thirteen years in the past when I drew these coming strips, after all. That’s only a couple of weeks in LSD years!

Soon I’d be drawing Ollie and Sterno instead of Cliff and Trev gnawing on those old Sixties bones. Listen, folks, the heady utopianism of that era had a big impact on me, and I had a lot of stuff to work through even after a decade’s passage, what with Reaganism in the ascendancy and cynicism fast rotting the soul of our republic.

Near-fatal traffic accidents are great for sparking gentle memories of childhood malfeasance, aren’t they? But who’s the chick talking suicide? (The remaining two Trev episodes are coming soon.)

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I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.
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