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Okay, so the posts which just involve someone using the words “gay” or “queer” in older senses of the word are dumb, but the breathless romance comics on Comically Vintage are priceless.

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  1. Comically Vintage | December 3, 2010 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Thousands would disagree, but we’re glad you like *something* about the blog!

    Thanks for reading. :)

  2. Jeff | December 11, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Oh, I probably would have phrased that more delicately if I thought anyone from CV would ever see it.

    I think that in these older comics there’s a lot of good and stylish (and hurried and flawed but maybe better for it) drawings meeting up with the limitations of their printing methods in ways that look better to me now than they probably would have at the time. I hated Ben Day dots and poorly offset colors as a little kid. A lot of these individual panels hold up better in isolation than most of the Pop art appropriations which followed, and you guys have a good eye for casual dialogue in stories which reveal a lot about cultural assumptions of the not-at-all-distant past. The whole approach is funny because it’s insightful, which is why “Oh, he’s just acting gay,” or “Mother, I love Dick and we’re getting married!” seem underwhelming by comparison.

    So yeah, I think you guys are better than “how queer!” jokes but either way I have like 250 images saved to my “Comically Vintage” folder on my desktop.

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