Friday August 24, 2012

Hurricane Andrew as remembered by Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

I was in high school when Hurricane Andrew hit, 20 years ago today. My family lived in North Miami Beach, and while we were without power for weeks and weeks afterwards and the experience itself was moderately dramatic, we escaped the brunt of the storm. Not so for my friend Ian, who lived way down in South Miami somewhere. Ian was the sort of person who published a zine in high school, and he wrote up his experiences of Andrew in one of the issues. I’ve lost touch with Ian over the years and haven’t been able to find him, or any archives of Haardvark (I have a few issues besides the one with the Andrew story) online in all this time, but I thought this’d be a good time to share at least this piece of it.

That’s the cover. The story starts on the spread below, right after Ren & Stimpy Must Die.

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

Hurricane Andrew as remembered in Haardvark

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