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Captain Goodvibes


Vulgar but intrepid Australian surfing cartoon character created by Sydney artist Tony Edwards; the satirically named Captain Goodvibes—a hard-drinking, drug-taking, straight-talking pig with a tunnel-shaped snout—was a big hit among Australian surfers in the 1970s and early '80s.

The "Pig of Steel" debuted in Tracks magazine in 1972; he spoke in broad Aussie surf brogue, and the multi-panel strips often ended with Goodvibes archly commenting on some man-made apocalyptic disaster. "Maybe if ...