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.
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!
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.