Small treasures

I’m finally reorganizing my office after moving into a new apartment, 2 months ago. The old cardboard boxes, full of dust, have proved to hide small treasures from my unconscious passion to collect seemingly useless things, for some abstract future reference.

Here’s a cartoon by famous Greek cartoonist Kostas Mitropoulos. He drew it back in 1999 for the October 30 issue of “Prosopa”, a supplement in the newspaper Ta Nea.

By Kostas Mitropoulos for Ta Nea newspaper – Prosopa supplement (30 October 1999).

The main story of the magazine was the youth, dreaming of a different Greece than the one their parents have created. Thirteen years later, Greece still hopes that the new generation will vote the old system out of power.

“I’m 13 years old and I don’t want to become what you are”

A kid’s face on the cover page of that issue was saying “I’m 13 years old and I don’t want to become what you are”. The kid is now 26 and is most probably either unemployed or he have fled the country in search of a life with dignity.

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