The Cartoon Tour
Tony Mostrom calls his vision of Hollywood Boulevard a lament for a lost love. “I’ve lived (in Los Angeles) all my life,” says the 36-year-old free-lance cartoonist, whose work has graced the pages of Heavy Metal and R. Crumb’s Weirdo magazines. “I used to enjoy going to Hollywood Boulevard. I don’t enjoy it anymore.” Mostrom misses strolling Hollywood and browsing its bookshops. He worked on the boulevard and once lived at Yucca and Cahuenga (“one of the worst corners”). There have been efforts to revitalize the neighborhood, but Mostrom remains unconvinced. “The charm,” he says, is gone.