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The 1930s were quite a uniquely influential time for a number of reasons. The 1930s were the very last days of the old world before the new one was born in the apocalypse of the 1940s. Old empires, kings, colonialism- forces that had shaped the planet for decades were about to be shattered for the good, thankfully. New technologies were on a rapid rise as things were spiraling closer and closer to global war, Air travel was becoming a reality even as the old ocean liners were still the main means of transportation connecting the continents, people were building cites around the realities of car travel. Cinema had changed drastically with the advent of the talkies. and so much more!
I grew up during the 1980's when the aesthetics of 1930s were being revived in fashion, film, and architecture: pastels, art deco, modernism, shoulder-pads… some of the most influential movies had a very strong a 1930s influence: The Star Wars trilogy with its scenes inspired by Triumph of the Will, Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon film reals and old cowboy films, the remake of 1932's Scarface, the Indiana Jones movies, Batman, Superman, Dick Tracy, the Conan films that made a star out of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The influence was all over the British New Romantic pop music movement, the style of Michael Jackson and Madonna, and on TV with noir detective shows. All these things continue to have a legacy today.
This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to She used to be fractal - A quiet, chillout, relaxing track to spaceout to and go zen… A slow cruise into nothingness, white on white. It’s as clean as new glass and as smooth as a polished stone. Gunwallace says of it “Channelling my inner shoegaze spirit”.
Topics and shownotes
Forum post about the role of the 1930s - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/179231/
Nocturne 21 Volume One - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/dec/06/featured-comic-nocturne-21-volume-one/
She used to be fractal - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/She_Used_To_Be_Fractal/ - by CartoonAdventurer, rated E.
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Quackcast 613 - 1930Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2022
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Ozoneocean at 8:56PM, Dec. 13, 2022
Those are classics :D I didn't know about Little Nemo!
marcorossi at 6:58AM, Dec. 13, 2022
Really old but famous comics are stuff like Little Nemo, started in 1905, so I think that the 30s were way past the beginning.
marcorossi at 6:56AM, Dec. 13, 2022
I meant Popeye and many Disney's characters, like Mickey Mouse, since clearly Popeye isn't Disney.
marcorossi at 6:55AM, Dec. 13, 2022
I think the golden age of the 40s refers to superheroes (that are since then the dominant style of american comics), but for example Popeye, Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters are from the 30s. Disney comics are not produced in the states anymore, but for example are still produced and read in Italy and in other parts of the world; Disney's style strongly influenced Tezuka so it's at the base of mangas too.
Ozoneocean at 6:16AM, Dec. 13, 2022
We did chat about the first comics being created: Phantom, Lil Abner, Batman, Superman etc. I think the golden age was more towards the 1940s though? The 30s was just the very early beginning.
davidxolukoga at 5:18AM, Dec. 13, 2022
You forgot to mention the golden age of comics.