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Brooklyn Graffiti Update: Never Wipe Returns!

16 Jul

July 15, 2016

Beginning in 2010, I documented strange graffiti that was written across Brooklyn. Someone was spray painting “NEVER WIPE” or sometimes “I NEVER WIPE” on poles, walls, and construction sites. Even after it was covered over, it came back in 2015 as “NEVER WIPE 5.0.

never wipe montage

You can read the original 2010 post and the 2015 update for larger pictures and some background.

I was driving past the site of the 5.0 graffiti last week. I had been covered over again by more graffiti for some time but the city replaced the old concrete barricades with brand new, clean barricades. But they didn’t stay clean for long.

never wipe 2016

I don’t know who’s behind it, but Never Wipe was the first one to inaugurate the wall. I think it’s interesting that it’s still 5.0 and not 6 or 7.0 by this time. It’s hard to tell though, but if you zoom in there may be a subscript 1. This may be NEVER WIPE 5.01.

I haven’t seen it anywhere else, and I’ve been looking. If I find it anywhere else, I’ll post it here. If you see it anywhere, send in a picture and I’ll send you an official Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride pen. I only have a few left!

 

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The Saturday Comics: The Snobby Dalek

11 Jul

July 11, 2016

sat com logo

Doctor Who has starred in many comic strips, but not this one. It starred his enemies, the Daleks. It is an old TV Century 21 strip, simply called The Daleks, which appeared in the 1960’s. The art is a little off, and in a few short weeks they’d fix it so that the Daleks looked as they should. But for a while, readers were treated to a comic strip header featuring The Snobby Dalek.

DALEK SNOBS

However, the new Daleks still had the same problem. While they looked more accurate, they still had the same snobby expression.

d1

Eventually the powers that were said “the heck with it!” and took the Daleks out of the header entirely, thought they did return towards the end in a completely new layout.

d4

 

And in case you’re wondering, The Doctor never appeared in this version of the strip.

 

 

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