I’ve begun a monthly feature on the A.V. Club where I do a comic based around a notable object from pop culture. The first is up now. Read and be amazed by close-enough-to-be-recognizable-in-context depictions of Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood.
It was a blessedly warm and spiriting day in Minneapolis today. Staying inside wasn’t even a consideration given the fascist regime of winter, where even a glance outside was met with a crack across the face and a hard admonishment to remain indoors.
But there were still some barriers to enjoying the day to its fullest. Well, for some. The tiny creature on my back, mounted like an Emir in her elephant’s howdah, seemed happily unconcerned.
I love this old picture of me, because I think it’s the platonic ideal of a teenager. While the details are era-specific, I think the whole thing communicates the intrinsic state of pubescence since humanity began. I can just imagine some paleolithic kid responding with the same can’t-be-bothered snide look when asked to help cure the mammoth pelt.
The first entry in the Popular Illustration Project. My interpretation of a comment left on my Facebook page reading:
“…a hunting dog impaled through the torso on a silver rod, hanging limply, with a duck hanging limply in its mouth.”
I’d like to do this every week, so stop by my page and leave your suggestions. The chosen entry gets the original drawing mailed directly to their place of residence. Or P.O. Box. Or power of attorney.
And it will have pictures and games and popcorn and sparklers!
…Well, just pictures, really.