Racist Monopoly

Written by Ian Pike

When I was creating Hipster Picnic, this first chapter, I was living with my best friend. We were friends since we were 11 & 12 and ended up moving in together. You might say that Hawk and Steve are based on the two of us. People who know us seem to think so. I like to think of Hipster Picnic as a diary I am keeping about our friendship more than anything else. 

Nevertheless, Ian was, and is, very supportive of Hipster Picnic and would even write/co-write me some of the strips with me. This was one that he wrote completely and I drew. 

Confession – I actually didn’t understand the punchline of this strip until a year ago because I never bothered to look up the definition of bourgeoisie.