Saturday, May 03, 2008

1988 MULLET FEVER

MR. 1988 BY SEAN 2/10

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.

Dubbl Dragn

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.

4 comments:

Luke Pski said...

I had a mullet with lines too...

Anonymous said...

It's funny the mullet thing... a couple of years ago people were getting a mullet and made sure they called it an "ironic mullet" just to be retro,,, but the character Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 2 revived a genuine appreciation of a more subtle mullet. A subtle mullet does look pretty nice if you've got some facial hair to go with it.

-Robert Adam Gilmour

Aeron Alfrey said...

Yeah, what the hell was the deal with the flood of post apocalyptic flicks in the 80's? Did John Carpenter's Escape From New York set that off? I think low budget film makers realized you could just film an entire movie in some abandoned factory lot and call it a "post apocalyptic sci fi" and generate interest.

Luke Pski said...

YEah, that's exactly it. You need a warehouse for some sets and some open desert and you're set.