Friday, December 7, 2012
Editorial Cartoons -- The Bulldog's Bark -- Metuchen High -- Spring/Summer 1972
The Metuchen High School musical in the spring of 1972 was The Man of La Mancha, starring Kevin Campbell, Emily Schlein and Danny Segal. For the school newspaper, I decided to plug the musical and do my editorial cartoonist thing at the same time.
By the end of May, graduation was looming, and the two likeliest prospects for post-high school education were college or Viet Nam.
Below, my last editorial cartoon for The Bulldog's Bark, June 16, 1972. I'd been a friend and classmate of Bulldog's Bark Editor-in-Chief Larry Goldman since first grade. This was his final edition as well. Larry gave me some extra room on the page for this last cartoon, so I went with multiple panels.
I saw Larry and a bunch of my Metuchen High School classmates a few weeks ago at our class reunion. What an awesome group! What incredible individuals!
And Larry brought along every edition of the Bulldog's Bark... things I hadn't seen in decades. ( I think Larry has the only copies of some of those!)