There are two dangerous times at Rockaway beach. One is just prior to the summer, the other is just toward the end or after. In both stretches, the weather is warm enough to prod those who'd take a dip to cool down and have some low cost fun at the beach. It is also during a time when there are no lifeguards on duty. So, since Val and I have lived here, death visits the peninsula in a sad, predictable fashion. The victims are--as you might suspect--youths approaching the prime of their lives. The rip tides care not and claims those unaware, disarmed by the natural beauty and waves breaking invitingly on warm sand.
Completed for this week's editorial spot in the venerable Wave newspaper is a graphical personification of what awaits the unwary, the inexperienced and unfortunate who test the Atlantic. I would say, go out, get that fifty cents and run out to the news agent to catch up on the news, but now I must add...remind any local youth you may know, never to risk what happened this week last. Life is far too sweet, the parent's pain too bitter to contemplate. #illustration #illustration #politicalcartoon #basharalassad #instaillustration #instaart #dessin #disegno #skizzenbuch #draw #art #penandink #penandinkdrawing