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The New Beatles? The New Wings?

The October 1991 issue of the humor magazine National Lampoon had a section devoted to contemporary up-and-coming college cartoonists. There were some very memorable comics including…


(by Jeanette Moreno)



(by Mark Peaslee, aka Mark P. Slee)



(by Korey Coleman)


And since I’ve always felt that I was born 40 years old, here’s one that stuck with me the most…

(by Van Garrett)

It’s dawned on me, as my 41st birthday approaches, that a lot of the people wandering my neighborhood (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) might not get this comic1  , and so I post this with this challenge: What artists would be mentioned in this comic today?

(BTW, I have this same notion about Jane Fonda. In the early 90s, when I got into her early work like They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Klute, it used to bum me up that she would go down in history as the “Workout Lady.” But the fact is I don’t think she’s remembered much for either.)

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BACK TO POST 1As for “that Wings thing,” I haven’t been able to find on the internet the source of the legendary late 70s story, which is supposedly a moment overheard in a record shop: Two teenage girls. One holds up a Beatles LP and says, “Hey, did you know Paul McCartney was in another band before Wings?”

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