Saturday, May 03, 2008
1988 MULLET FEVER
I used to draw a character who had a mullet back in 1988, he was some kind of super-human vigilante with a big gun. He was also my central character in the endless dystopian future campaign we were running in middle school. He was in a love triangle between his ordinary girlfriend & a cloned bioroid pop sensation called MIKI. They lived in a super-dimensional fortress which was based on the SDF-1 from Robotech & MEGA-CITY 1 from Judge Dredd. Anyhow, in 1988 everyone had a mullet & no one even knew what the damn thing was called anyhow. It was just the hairstyle that men worth knowing had. Around this time, i had a mullet with lines, just like the characters in this new picture called "DUBBL DRAGN" (which i beat in the arcade on 1 quarter in 1988). The story of Double Dragon is set in a post-apocalyptic version of New York City, five years after a nuclear war, where gangs and criminal organizations have taken control of the city.
Mike Patton doesn't have a mullet here, but he has the short side patch with lines. Even though this came out in 1990, this is pure 1988, the world just wasn't ready yet.
I might have to get lines again.