Saturday, December 12, 2015

The World War II Meme That Circled the World

My father taught me to draw Kilroy when I was very young, which was another reason my peers thought I was weird. I mean, even my father was too young for World War II, but we thought it was funny. You may be more familiar with the idea from the 1983 Styx concept album Kilroy Was Here, or maybe the video game Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. Vox tells the story of the big-nosed fellow that became a staple of graffiti, and was arguably a “meme” during the war. (via reddit)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The first Kilroy I have a vague memory of was a Wonderful World of Color miniseries: