Poppers - now there's a subject matter you don't see in mainstream comics. I'd call this a distant blast from the past --- but I gather they still exist, and still fly under the radar of public attention. In their day, they were a fixture in gay culture. Jerry Mills even named his comic strip after them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Mills Note the reference to the hepatitis vaccine. Much, much more to come about that--and what followed it!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Remember the senatorial page boy scandal of 1982? I doubt I would if I hadn't drawn a cartoon about it. See how being a cartoonist matures one into a being better person? And if you're a senator, it sounds like a fun way to lose your job. When was the last time this country had a really juicy sex scandal, anyway??
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Mark tries his hand at the new application form to join the gay community and finds it more rigorous than he expected. Side note: Mark, like me, is an engineer. 1982 was the year I aced the P.E. exam. So this strip has a special element of autobiography. In-joke even.
If there are any gay civil engineers in the world beside Mark and me.