Monday, January 30, 2006

some cartoons from 1993

In 1993 I had this cartoon published in my college's newspaper. That was a year for some big hair situations. My roommate had the largest collection of big hair bows and ribbons I've ever seen. The funny thing is though, I drew this to make fun of other people, but looking back at my photo from then, MY hair was HUGE! (no bows for me, just huge hair)


I drew this cartoon but they didn't use it. Wrap-around skirts were a big thing. They looked like a rug wrapped around your waist.

15 comments:

Karin said...

Ok those cartoons are so funny. I had forgotten about the big bow thing. My favorite old time hair was the bangs sprayed straight up in the air with a little curl at the top. Priceless.

BTW thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mr. Althouse said...

Ah, yes. It seems to be a day for nostalgia. I remeber those days well. Stadium rock, big bell Levi's and Vaurnets. Wonder how soon that stuff will come back again?

~Mike

Jenn said...

People like to associate big hair with the 80's, but it actually lasted well into the 90's. I can see hair changing to become more poofy, but have a hard time imagining today's teens wearing tapered jeans. Remember the ones that were so tight they had zippers on the ankles?

Fred said...

Funny drawing about the hair, especially since I just posted about my late 70s do. I can only draw stick figures - you obviously have much, much, more talent.

Jennifer said...

We must have grown up in the same era! I'm surprised my big hair fit in the yearbook picture. LOL

You are very talented!!!

Bryan said...

My daughter loves your drawings, but as I was showing them to her, she also saw your post about Skittles and Rootbeer. The first thing she said was "I'll have to try that".

You've created a monster. :D

Badoozie said...

you're hilarious. do you have one for how goucho's became popular, not once, but TWICE?

Jenn said...

Fred, your hair was very groovy.

Jennifer, Ha! That's a good one!

Bryan, don't forget to add those to your grocery list.

Susie, I don't have any on gouchos. I did do a lot of drawings in high school of clothing I thought ought to remain in style forever, including thin leather ties and long trenchcoats.

Lava said...

Those are great!!!

Nerdine said...

Hilarious!
I used to wear a scarf as a headband to keep my enormous hair in place. My mum even gave me a perm. It wasn't nice. Luckily I have no photos. They would have made sure I never made any new friends..

Jenn said...

Lava, thanks for dropping by!

Nerdine, most of us kept in it place with a thick coat of mega-hold hairspray.

Badoozie said...

oh heavens. long trench coats are for those kids who shoot people. i can't get that image out of my mind.

Jenn said...

Yeah, but that was in the 90's. In the 80's trench coats were for rock stars.

keesh said...

Those are cute. you are quite talented! I always wished i had an artistic side in me. In the sense of drawing. My son always wants me to draw for him, it is like ok, do you want a sunshine, fish or rainbow, again :).

Jenn said...

Thanks Kish!