The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wingnutz, Dec 23, 2003.
When I was a kid in the 1980s, I think I had almost every issue from ~1980-1986. I think they got tossed a long time ago, but many of the covers posted here bring back memories.
Seems like the world might be ready for a mag like this again, given the recent popularity of rodding nostalgia (Both HAMB style, and Muscle car style - look at the cover of the latest Hot rod w/ the "1970s style" Camaro). Now all we need is someone with the cajones and the funding to revive it. Maybe just wishful thinking?
I found about 10 of my old issues from like 1980 to 1988, along with a bunch of MAD mags! Man I was hoping to find more!
To add to the "controversy" wether K+B are gay:
i think i read that Bernie is based on G. Troslely(note resemblance) and Krass is based on his (Trosley's) brother so maybe K+B are brothers or cousins who live together.
But again, if they were gay, who cares?
I'm new to H.A.M.B. -- wish I'd known about it a long time ago!
A few posts back, someone asked about one of my old cartoons, Panic Stop.
Someone else put up a link to my old blog, which I appreciate.
I since stopped updating that blog, and am concentrating on CARzy, which I started about two months ago.
Here's a look at Panic Stop:
It was because of a slow but steady stream of inquiries about Panic Stop that I started CARzy, to blog about the old comics. I've been pleased with the interest, and invite everyone here to stop by for a visit!
I've been posting some of my old cartoons every day -- 68 posts so far -- and I hope you'll enjoy browsing through them.
I'm arranging with the folks at Motorburg to print and ship my prints, but that's still a few weeks away. In the meantime, I'm offering prints through CARzy. Panic Stop is available there, along with several others.
I've been staying with my own work so far, but I'm also working on a history of the old "Street Level" genre of comics -- either for a book or an on-line wiki-thing. I've been getting in touch with some of the cartoonists (Trosley, Boatman, McCarthy, Grube, Hardin, and others) to start on the project. Still a lot more to track down.
H.A.M.B. looks like a cool place to hang out; I'm looking forward to it.
The whole Cartoons thing makes me a little angry sometimes........
A couple years ago, I had a large crate of Cartoons mags stolen.
Its all the issues I had collected from Jr high, and Hi School. All during the 80s.
I even had a cartoon published in one....... That was pretty awesome when your just a kid. Looking back, I wish I still had that $25.00 check in a frame with the mag. Instead of cashing it.
One day I will get over it, I hope.
The bad thing is, Im sure I know who did it. Just not sure enough to do what I want to do.
Man I'd re-read this magazine 100 times when I was a kid. Krass and Bernie? I *never* got tired of reading those stories!
Plus I believe they had a custom van at the time
Got a box of CarToons But always a big fan of K&B. Check out Trosley's website you send him a pic and he will CarToon your car.. How cool is that....
I have every issue of CARtoons complete with whatever iron on or pull out or whatever came origionally with them. I have several extras including the first issue. I have several cycletoons hotrodtunes and even the only issue of gokarttoons.
I have been thinking of selling them all also.
Man, I love CARtoons. I have the first three issues and most of the late 80's till the end.
And the beat goes on! This thread goes all the way back to 2003? Wow! Joined way after that and the search doesn't always show what you are checking on due to spelling or wording. So I'm glad this thread showed up in the one most recently started on CarToons magazines. Thanks for the cool contributions and information on both threads!
Its hard to believe that the Iron-Ons are still in tact... have any photo's of the Iron-Ons???
I know you weren't talking to me but...here's some I've scanned and flipped for easier viewing.
Cool front and back...
Yes....I'm an idiot and I transfer and wear em I dig em so much! They actually transfer clean no matter how dingy the paper looks.
The issue that marked the return of the iron-ons.
Eventually turned to posters and calendars toward the end.
one word. ebay ebay ebay !!! have over 100 . all from ebay. enjoy my friends enjoy.
Early in the 1960s, they also had a NAAFH Flatheads Forever water transfer decal. (National Association for the Advancement of the Flathead Ford). I think that you had to send away for it.
Got this one in yesterday...
Got these in this past week...
Not an iron on...but I thought it was cool.
I lived to see TROSLEY's work when I was a kid...
now thats the good stuff
Count me in. Good times.
I was in Cartoons magazine, can anyone else here say that?
Yep, I had a cartoon in one also. 1985 or 1986 cant remember, I still cant believe it.
I have a few issues in safe keeping that I look at once in a while. I loved these, my uncle would always give me his old issues. I was hooked from the first one he gave me. I just wish I wasn't such a stupid kid and would have kept more of them. Oh well, like the saying "If I knew now what I should've known then." Glad to see it was so well liked!!! Way to go Trosley!!
How badass is that!!! And I think I have the issue with the '55 too.
Trosley was such a big influence on so many artists....and my own doodles reflected that as well.
I usually sent a few pics in every other month....but never got published. Pretty cool to see guys here have stuff in CARtoons...
I really need to dig mine out and post 'em.
Old post...but if ya happen to see this...I have a newer issue that Nelson Dewey did another "Panic Stop" with a Mustang stopping for a family of Rabbits crossing the road...haha!
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