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The Grade School Columnist’s Rendering of Good vs. Evil


An Ann Krinsky original circa 1984. Skinny magic markers and number 2 pencil on tracing paper. No doy.

18 comments… add one

  • Wendi November 16, 2012, 8:34 am

    Is she holding a knife? That’d get you expelled these days, Ann Krinsky.

  • Pearl November 16, 2012, 9:07 am

    No doy.



  • Becky November 16, 2012, 9:33 am

    I was just going to ask about the knife… and the elephant is really fab.

  • Maria November 16, 2012, 9:59 am

    TILT at West Gate?

  • Jenni Chiu November 16, 2012, 12:46 pm

    I knew PacMan was the Devil’s work…

  • The Empress November 16, 2012, 2:45 pm

    That big mouth frog is to die for.


  • Cheryl November 16, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Between giggles, I’m trying to figure out how you managed to save these for 28 years. They are to die for. No doy.

  • Camille November 16, 2012, 4:11 pm

    Replace that gangsta knife with a cig and the one on the right is an accurate portrait of my downfall into the 1980s. LOVE it Ann!

  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog November 16, 2012, 8:16 pm

    Arcade boy is gray and sad but Zoo girl is colorful and super duper skinny legged.

  • Erin Rawlings November 17, 2012, 5:55 am

    This is awesome! I feel the same way about the arcade.

  • Tammigirl November 17, 2012, 7:36 am

    I always read your posts in my email, and I love to be able to do it… but you said “No doy”(!) so I had to come and leave a comment because obviously you’re the best. I love you for your “No doy”.

  • Heather EO November 17, 2012, 7:56 am


    Arcade=Seriously. evil. gag me.


  • Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac November 17, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I especially like how Evil Boy has been plagued with acne.

  • dusty earth mother November 17, 2012, 10:45 pm

    “Sunshine… on my green dress… makes me happy…”


  • Marinka November 18, 2012, 1:14 pm

    hello, MOMA!

  • Sue - The Spin Cycle November 18, 2012, 2:31 pm

    Two things:

    1) Ms. Pac-Man in a representation of evil? I humbly beg to differ. The original Pac dude? Perhaps. The Ms? All good, from my perspective.

    2) No doy…my parents washed my mouth out with soap for saying that back in the day #PreTeenPseudoSwear #ShelteredExistence

  • yourfriendrobin November 19, 2012, 12:57 am

    I don’t get how you got this drawing that so obviously comes from my childhood days? Did you find my old keyboard trapper keeper or what?

  • Lady Jennie November 21, 2012, 9:05 am

    One of his sneakers is untied. Tell him to be careful when he gets down from the chair.

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