HAROLD HEDD

HAROLD HEDD

Created by Rand Holmes this humorous cartoon strip appeared in the Georgia Straight of Vancouver in the early 1970’s.

His adventures ranged from selling oregano to tourists in Vancouver’s Gastown to flying back to Vancouver from Mexico a plane load of pot. His adventures often paralleled events in Vancouver. Holmes mocked then Mayor Tom Campbell, who was anti-pot and anti-hippie and Vancouver’s vice squad. In this way “Harold Hedd” tended to straddle the worlds of the underground or alternate and the editorial cartoon.

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content mini-series & Cover front:

Harold Hedd: Hilter’s Cocaine. Car., R. Holmes.  Kitchen Sink Press, …. Colour.
1: 1984. 2. 1984.

Content story & Cover front:

Harold Hedd. 2, December 1973, “Harold Hedd in Wings over Tijuana.” Print run 10,000 copies, no publisher named. Distributed in Canada only by Greater Vancouver News Ltd.,

 Harold Hedd. 2, 1973: “Harold Hedd in Wings over Tijuana.” Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. Identical format as above.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story:

All Canadian Beaver Comix, 1, no date.                                                                                        “Harold Hedd’s Bike Song.” Car., R. Holmes.                                                                      “Harold Hedd: The Continuing Adventures of …” Car., R. Holmes,

NEWSPAPER:

Content strip cartoon:

Georgia Straight …: “Harold Hedd.” Car., Rand Holmes: ….
5-185, July 20-21 1971: 1 & 9.

5-193, Aug. 17-20 1971: 8.

5-195, Aug. 24-27 1971: 19.

5-199, Sept. 7-11 1971: 24.

5-201, Sept. 14-17, 1971: 24.

5-203, Sept. 21-24 1971: 1+

5-211, Oct. 19-22 1971: 1+.

, 5-217, Nov. 18-25 1971: 1+

6-224, Jan. 13-20 1972: 1 & 24.

6-225, Jan. 20-27 1972: 1&4.

6-226, Jan. 27 – Feb. 3 1972:8

6-227, Feb. 3-10 1972:5

6-228, Feb.10 – 17 1972: 5.

6-229, Feb.17-24 1972: 2.

6-230, Feb. 24-Mar 2 1972:3

6-231, Mar. 2-9 1972: 5.

6-233, Mar.16-23 1972: 5.

SOURCE:

Book:

Rand Holmes The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective. Writ., Patrick Rosenkranz. Fantagraphic Books Inc., 2010.

Internet:

Cannabis Culture Magazine, 18 Aug. 2002: ’Harold Hedd’ creator dies.” Writ., Dana Larsen. Retrieved http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/2486.html 7/26/2010.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON H\HAROLD HEAD, 2, fc.jpgHarold Head, 2, 1973, Front cover. Illus., Rand Holmes.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON H\HAROLD HEAD, 1, fc.jpgHarold head: Hitler’s Cocaine, pt. 1. Front cover. Illus., Rand Holmes.