Phil Kirkland’s Illustrations of Adolescence

Caption: “If government can legislate against drugs, may it some day require people to take them?”

If you want to rise above the level of the barely subsisting caveman or the disease-fearing medieval Englishman, if you are to thrive, to achieve your own personal goals, you must see yourself as having a life that you, rather than external forces, can direct and control,” wrote John H. Painter in the preface to, Life and Health (1972), the scientific textbook these pictures were created for. The artist is named Phil Kirkland and is now 85 and lives in San Diego.

Far out.

‘Moving from Youth to Adulthood’

“An artist’s conception of the adolescent mind at work”

Via the incredible 50 Watts.