The bright colors, bold poses, typography, geometric shapes and hard core marketing do me in!
I discovered these comic books at a flea market four years ago, not expecting to find much that day. I rushed to the ATM to procure the funds for these beauties and I still recall the glee of toting my box of pop culture gold to the car. These comics don't merely remind me of childhood, they're a call-back to simpler times when I only worked one job and my love of thrifting and art was still a hobby. I appreciate that thrifting is my career, but it does transform (ha!) it from the mindless joy it use to be.
More than nostalgic and inspiring, the comics are pretty damn hilarious and entertaining. Ratchet is cooking hot dogs with kids in the woods here. Just...so much 80s kitsch and whimsy. "I wish to learn more of what you humans do for a good time." THAT LINE! I can't be the only one who thinks that's inappropriate to speak to a child! Damn, this reminds me of my childhood wish for a personal Transformer to drive and fly me around the globe. Why haven't they invented this yet? We could've roast weenies in the woods, He and I.
What Childhood Nostalgic Bits Light You Up? Do you hunt for childhood nostalgia at the thrifts, too? Tim Burton, Prince, and Micheal Jackson stuff really does it for me, too but that's for future posts...