OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER

OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER

I did this collection of cartoons in an effort to get them published in the entertainment section of a Melbourne newspaper.

I think it was probably a little cruel for their conservative taste. But once again it is all tongue in cheek and I make fun of some of my favourite artists.

Being that newspapers and entertainment magazines rely on interviews from celebrities to survive there may have been no real home for these cartoons. So that is the purpose of this page. The reader can make up their own mind.

madonna

Just having fun with one of the photos from Madonna's Sex book.

ABBEY ROAD COVER

Making it a little clearer that the Beatles were trying to send out the idea that Paul was Dead.

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

It's still a mystery.

DAVID BOWIE

I like some of Bowie's post eighties material

but generally it wasn't received too well.

BRIAN WILSON

This was for Australian readers only confusing Brian

with Bawdy "Aussie" comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson. 

NEIL DIAMOND

It always seemed to me Neil Diamond was all the rage

with the most conservative of listeners.

DEATH

I think this might be a little too close to the truth.

ELVIS COOKBOOK

This probably offended Elvis fans, Heart fans and Linda Ronstadt fans.

BARDOT

You didn't need to be Nostrodamus to know this band was in danger from day one. If you take music seriously you can never take someone serious who makes it to the top of the charts through a TV talent competition.

 

PHIL COLLINS

Picking on the conservative taste again.

JOHN LENNON

I'm sure that even tribes of natives in the unexplored jungles of New Guinea are sick of hearing this song but it's sentiments reach everybody's heart. But for some let's face it, he was suspending belief a little.

MEL B

20 million of any artist's CDs probably wouldn't make anyone a millionaire today. How times change. But this treasure trove was surely landfill.

MICHAEL JACKSON

The idea that children would grow up fearing Michael Jackson as some sort of Boogie Man really amused me. I'm aware some may see it as politically incorrect.

ROADIES BUSINESS

A friend spoke to me once of knowing a roadie and spoke of him as if he was on a pedestal above everyone else. This seemed to me a strange respect considering he is not the artist nut some one who carries their luggage. No disrespect meant to roadies it's a essential role in that industry.

This cartoon was just poking fun at at them as a society with the elder passing on his wisdom to the young ones over a joint and a beer.

DINOSAURS

The television show had just finished at the time.

SHADOWS

Just being silly.

TASTE POLICE

This was making fun of people who get all obsessed with bands on the fringe of credibility.

The character being arrested is Ted Lethborg. I met Ted at Gaslight when I was working there. He has a brilliant knowledge of music. I thought it was great fun to put him in this situation. 

JIM MORRISON

Sometimes a bunch of uncool fans can turn a legend into a sideshow.

MICHAEL JACKSON BAD

When I did this he was considered a criminal (And not a smooth one)

Then he dies and all is forgotten.

PINK

These cartoons don't necessarily reflect my opinion on these artists. (Many who know me may disagree though).

It's just sometimes an album title is just begging to be altered.

RADIOHEAD

Still going.

U2

I have left this album behind.

THE INSANE

Whenever I see a listing of the worst programs ever on television I never see 'Key Notes' mentioned. This must have been one of the most awkward and retarded show ever to be shown on Australian television.

HELL

I love the idea that on arriving in Hell. The devil gives you a choice.

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