Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Illustration Friday: Urban
I remember walking down to the liquor store on Melrose Avenue with my sister and some of the neighborhood kids, tightly clutching my coins and planning out just how I'd spend them. Oh, the candy selection! It was probably just a couple of low shelves in front of the cash register, but to a little kid with money to burn it was a wall of brightly colored, sugary goodness. My favorites were the long, long, long sticks of gum that came in green apple or watermelon flavor and Abba Zabas. And Fruit Stripe gum, the one with the zebra in the commercial. Those were fun. Remember those wax tubes filled with sugar water? Or the candy cigarettes that really tasted like chalk? Yep, just a bunch of urban kids enjoying their sugar high. Good times.