Time isn’t kind to us is it?
Birthdays come screaming by faster than a Formula 1 car taking a corner, there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done, and to top it all off, even if we slather on the moisturiser and Botox till the cows come home, it’s impossible to stop looking older than we’d like to.
But it’s not all bad. Time passing gives us wisdom, an appreciation for how good we have it, and most blessed of all if we have even a modicum of self-awareness, a stronger sense of self.
Thanks to Andrew Tarusov‘s imaginative take on ageing cartoon characters, who we normally assume are immune from the ravages of time – Bart Simpson for instance has been in the same grade at school for nigh on 28 years and counting – we can see the good and the bad of getting older.
And you know what? It really ain’t all bad.
Sure Road Runner may not outpace Wile E. Coyote at quite the same pace as their ACME-studded days, and Tweety and Sylvester may look a little more street than they once did, but they’re still there, and still together, just like always.
The good news is if you want to wear these wonderful illustrations on a T-shirt or a poster , you can thanks to Tarusov’s Patreon page, which if you’re so inspired, enables you to support him on a month-by-month basis to make his art.
And remind us that getting older isn’t all bad … right Mickey?