A few weeks ago, I got to see Melanie sing in Colllinsville, CT- which reminded me of this old Green House comic (make the Woodstock connection?) . . .

PLEASE don’t think we’re dissing Neil with this comic- we LOVE Neil Young. But, we’re cartoonists and look for any way to get a laugh.

As I look back on these “Hippy” strips- I try to justify why we thought they worked into our Green House concept. . . out of the blue, single panel glimpses into the ’60’s. . . yeah, that fits right in with a comic about environmental consciousness? . . .  But it kinda does. The essence of the hippy movement was getting back to what’s real, what’s down to earth, what’s organic?

“We are stardust
We are golden
(Billion year old carbon)
And we’ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden.”

~from “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell

I read that Joni and Neil were friends up in Canada in the early days.  A serendipitous meeting of stardust.



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