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Our guest for the seventh episode of the Tracks Podcast hosted by Luke Kennedy is Tony Edwards, the creator of the celebrated cartoon strip Captain Goodvibes , often known as the Pig Of Steel. Goodvibes was a well intended but flawed super pig, who loved surfing, drinking and collecting dole cheques. Somehow he still managed to save the world and was wildly entertaining in the process. Brought to life by Tony Edwards brilliant drawing skills and wicked sense of humour. Goodvibes was mostly a lot of fun. But he frequently transported readers into the heart of a 1970s Australian culture that was still ruled by conservative forces and riddled with backward thinking. Although the last regular Goodvibes comic strip ran in 1981, the impact of Goodvibes still echoes through the decades, so much so that one of the most frequent requests we get from Tracks reader is bring back Goodvibes, in a sense we have and he’s on the latest cover of Tracks. (click here to purchase)
In the following discussion, Tony Edwards talks about the forces that shaped Goodvibes, how much trouble he got into with an anthropomorphised pig, and why he ultimately had to hang up his snout. Tony was also the voice of the Captain, and you’re in for a treat, as you will hear him adopt the unmistakable sound of surfing’s famous Pig Of Steel.