Graphics from Review of Reviews (American) 1898. “Vin Mariani” was a notorious cheap wine laced with cocaine, named for Cardinal Mariani. It gave such a “buzz” that users thought it was the universal panacea. Images courtesy E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra.
Cartoonist, illustrator, storyteller, born in Nelson, B.C. in May 1950, has contributed to Chronicle, Weirdom, and Visions fanzines. John illustrated ‘Ronald and the Dragon’ by Lawrie Peters in 1975. Email: email@example.com