Happy Herbs

 Posted by on November 10, 2012
Nov 102012

1391 Haight Street

This creature by Bode is on the side of the new Happy High Herb Shop in the Haight.

Happy High Herbs is not your everyday head shop. Their website and sign promise to “promote herbs that bring happiness, bring wellness, increase horniness and bring contentment,” and they say their products “are marketed only in our physical shops, in a face to face situation, as alternatives to drugs of harm and addiction.” That said, you still have to be 18 to buy them.

The company was founded in Australia by Ray Thorpe to offer safer alternatives to typical party drugs. The Haight Street shop is their fifth shop stateside, and their fourth in California.

 Mark Bode was born in Utica, New York. He is the son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode.  Mark is best known for his work on Cobalt 60 and as the creator of the hit comic Miami Mice.

Bode attended Art School in Oakland. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color is father’s black and white strip Zooks.  He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual Arts in New York and studied animation and etching at SF State University.