Reading through those issues is a glimpse at the history of our homeschooling community both politically, and in our community’s exploration of family, kids and learning. But here is the history of the headline.
It came from the January-February 1990 issue. We were working with illustrator Chuck Trapkus. This was still a time of mock-ups, separations and camera ready copy. Chuck had been struggling with the layout challenge of the word “homeschooling” in article titles. The cover mock-up for the issue arrived and, there it was, emblazoned in Chuck’s sketched font, “Homeschool Alien Births Elvis Clone.” It was then, and still is now a good reminder to not take ourselves too seriously.
Chuck’s self portrait ran in our Tenth Anniversary issue, November-December/93, and is the only illustration Chuck signed. (I promised this illustration to his children but have lost track of the contact.)