Saturday, November 19, 2005

johnny meitz returns

The incomparable Johnny Meitz ("Johnny Hawk") has resurfaced. In the early nineties he drew falconer cartoons, and has a deliciously twisted sense of humor. Now he's colored in a few and put them up on his wife's website as T-shirts. The site needs some bugs ironed out of it right now, but I'll be the first in line for the bunny declaring "I hear bells! Could it be Santa?" with a pair of belled hawk feet rushing downwards.

I'd love to see Johnny selling the cartoons of:

- the kid sitting on the steps crying while dad is using his teddy bear to lure in his hawk

- the dead Fish&Game officer with two falconers contemplating if the hawk should feed up in the field, since F&G officers are neither legal quarry nor a protected species

- when the falconer calls in sick, his office mates wonder if "eyas gos" is contagious

3 comments:

Donensign said...

Do you have any new info on Johnny's whereabouts. I knew him in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Thanks

Donensign said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Max Inclined said...

He's still in SoCal, you might try emailing the website. There is a small Contact Us link at the bottom.
http://www.horsezbyhawk.com/falconry/falconry_t-shirts.html