Mods have always been a niche sub-culture methinks, but they had a li’l resurgence in the late 80s/early 90s. Hence dude’s bowl cute and suit for picture day (I’m sure he also owned either an olive-green army parka, James jacket or M1 bomber). Incidentally, I did unwittingly improve Donald’s appearance here. He seems a li’l more squat and slitty-eyed in his actual-factual yearbook photo. You’re welcome, man.
So dude’s not very alternative – looking, anyway… But this side-part with leftovers-on-the-back hairdo was pretty common in the late 80s/early 90s. Why? I can’t honestly tell you. Maybe a dude in Glass Tiger rocked that shit. Or the lead singer of Honeymoon Suite. I’m not intentionally dissing CanCon here – I just can’t think of any other more period-appropriate musical acts that may have committed similar follicle atrocities.
Of course, the joke is ultimately on me (when is it ever not?) because right now I would kill to have dude’s amount of hair…
Just to show that it wasn’t all fobby hair and ethnics, here’s a standout white chick I can recall from backintheday within the same infamous yearbook page what spanned the previous five or six drawings…
Even her name is crazily white, cuz when you look at the letters that spell her surname, it doesn’t look like it should add up to a pronunciation like “Mick-Eck-earn”, nawimean?
She’s rocking the whole preppy thing, which needless to stay, was going strong in the mid-to-late-80s. And fyi those are freckles, not blemishes. Bitches this classy don’t get pimples! Sheesh…
I dunno this chick personally, but she got around a lot like 2Pac in ‘92. Nothing lascivious here – I just mean she was in assemblies and hallways and yearbooks and shit an awful lot. And it weren’t cuz she was some sports superstar or prom queen (we never had a prom king or queen – did we?)…
This semi-dykey-lookin’ ‘do wasn’t uncommon amongst chicks Asian and otherwise backintheday – another reason why this page keeps yielding some sweet portraits. And I honestly think I’m doing her mad justice here. Trust me.
Relax, everyone. This isn’t the punjabi Bobby Brown – but it is a brown guy with an awesome brown-guy flat top and a shirt reminiscent of many a late 80s/early 90s R&B video. Consider that time period the “Rayon era”…
This drawing also looks makes dude look like a cross between Joseph Stalin and Saddam Hussein. I think I may have unwittingly flattered him in my portrayal – unintentionally, of course. I don’t usually try to make people look better than their pictures. In fact, usually the opposite occurs.
It’s not his fault he looks like a rapist or pedophile. Mark H. was just a victim of the time period – the late 80s/early 90s. Without that hideous molestor’s ‘stache, he’d be comparable to Kirk Cameron – in looks if not politics.
Same goes for that extra luscious/ridiculous turtleneck he’s rocking. Lumpy? Sure. Too big-necked? Perhaps. But perfectly acceptable in the Cosby era.
Not particularly relevant, but his younger sister was crazy hot.