bodé’s well

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Whoa, this graffiti took me back!

Apparently, graffiti artists have been keeping the Disney-meets-Tolkien-meets-Robert Crumb characters of 70’s underground cartoonist Vaughn Bodé alive and well.

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I remember Bodé’s character Cheech Wizard (center) in National Lampoon magazine from ‘71 to ‘75.

I saw Bodé’s first “Cartoon Concert” at the ‘72 NY Comic Art Convention. Bodé voiced his characters live to one of his strips while it was projected frame-by-frame by slide projector. Hey, this was clever, cutting edge technology at the time!

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Bodé’s search for spirituality led him to transvestitism, and a short-lived experiment with female hormones. Bodē died in 1975 at age 33 from autoerotic asphyxiation.

I design books, magazines, and other communications, that POP! I blog about stuff that catches my eye.

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