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Monday
Apr122004

Wild Man Iggy

This weekend Gail and I were doing spring cleaning in the basement, which turned up all sorts of interesting tidbits. The process (which is hard to start, but infectious once you get going) included cleaning up, looking through old boxes of stuff then and sorting what to keep, throw, donate or sell off.

One of the things I turned up in my processing was Wild Man Iggy, a comic strip I used to draw for the college newspaper, The MATC Times, where I served as the graphic editor for 2 years. Generally Iggy strips were observations or funny occurrences to cheer up the students of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Below you can see one of the strips I found a box yesterday:

Wild Man Iggy: 6 Dumbest Ideas

(BTW, that slogan on Iggy's t-shirt, "Fight Back with David Horowitz" refers to an 80's consumer advocacy TV show)

Wow! I'd forgotten all about Wild Man Iggy strips, so this unearthing of the wild man was a very nice surprise. In the strip above, I had Iggy talk about some of the dumbest things in the world, like Burger King Bagels with only pork choices for meat, fashionable but useless shirt-back loops and Old Spice marketing slogans of the late 80s.

My days on the MATC Times were great fun. I recall running to the typesetting department to get our text for layouts, many late nights helping lay out the paper, and drawing cartoons and developing graphics for each issue. It was an all student volunteer staff (except for our adviser) which offered students a chance to see what it was like to publish a bi-weekly paper and experience the newsroom atmosphere between classes.

Anyway, now that I've found this old Iggy strip, I'll be keeping an eye out for others, and will scan and post them here on the blog, just for the fun of it. :-)

Reader Comments (2)

That was great. Please post more. :)
April 14, 2004 | Unregistered Commentermashby
:) cheers
April 14, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterchinchorrero

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