What was it like to be a middle schooler in the year 1987? Donny Godwin will show you. If coming of age for you meant dealing with the feelings of resentment and betrayal stemming from Sammy Hagar’s replacement of David Lee Roth in Van Halen, then TJHS 1987 is your story. If coming of age for you meant watching that one member of the opposite sex from afar and never making that move, even though you knew that person was the right one for you, then TJHS 1987 is your story. If you were not quite cool, but not quite a dork when you were thirteen years old and operated in a weird little world populated only by people with a minimal amount of social capital, then TJHS 1987 is your story.
Randall P. Girdner takes you through the 7th grade, in all of its wonderful, horrible glory. TJHS 1987 is your story.
The First Strips, 1-10!
Below, you'll find the very first TJHS 1987 strips that I made in 2000. I really thought that this was going to get me a syndication deal. I am such a moron. Still, there's a certain charm to the terrible art and the story is a real example of my way of thinking when I was that age.