Smoke

posted 12th Jun 2020, 8:57 PM

Smoke
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12th Jun 2020, 8:57 PM

Marcel

Yeah, we did that! It was fun with airplanes too. Smoking was everywhere, in restaurants, movie theaters, buses, airliners, you name it. I also did a bit of self-parody here. My B/W comics tend to be too faint and fuzzy so I did it on purpose here. They look ok to me when I'm doing them, but when I post them I see how much I have to work on my line work and contrast.

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12th Jun 2020, 9:16 PM

mitchellbravo

Great use of the technique. You can really feel and smell exactly what that room is like lol

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12th Jun 2020, 9:37 PM

Marcel

Thanks! My room smells like that now.

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12th Jun 2020, 9:28 PM

chris-tar

Cigarettes are healthy!
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12th Jun 2020, 9:42 PM

Marcel

Ha! Ha! I considered posting a link to that "More Doctors Smoke CAMELS" ad. Maybe I should smoke Viceroys for my teeth! I remember a joke that went, "How'd you like to wrap your lips around the butt of a CAMEL?"

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12th Jun 2020, 9:30 PM

chris-tar

Also, smoking back then seemed very "Manly".

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13th Jun 2020, 6:58 AM

Paztoid

The first house I bought back in 1980 had been owned by two 4 pack a day smokers. It took a long time to scrub all of the sticky yellow nicotine off of the walls so that they could be painted. :/

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13th Jun 2020, 8:20 AM

Marcel

I hope you got a smoker's discount!

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13th Jun 2020, 9:22 AM

BitterBadger

And then the kids turn on the television and see the commercial where the Flintstones smoking a pack of Winstons :(

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13th Jun 2020, 11:59 AM

Marcel

That commercial was 4 years after this historical scene, but we certainly saw more than our share of cigarette commercials integrated into TV shows. We also had candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars. I just looked it up and am shocked to find out that they're still being manufactured, but they were a lot more blatant back then.
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13th Jun 2020, 11:52 AM

BlueDragon

Ha ha! That's pretty creative.

Almost reminded me of the tub scene in A Hard's Day's Night XD

Boop!

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13th Jun 2020, 12:13 PM

Marcel

I haven't seen that movie, but I see what you mean! :D I had that toy submarine. I'm trying to be historically accurate. For example, Betty is playing with her Betsy Wetsy doll. She can't have a Barbie because it came out in 1959. I can't even give her an Easy-Bake oven. :(

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13th Jun 2020, 5:52 PM

BlueDragon

No! No Easy Bake Oven!?

I always wanted one of those, but never got one XD I was very jealous of a friend who got one...but then Mom let me start helping her out. I much prefer a real oven. XD

Now I wonder when the Chatty Cathy came out. Mom still has hers. It's a little sun bleached and kinda creepy now! But I think would have been cool at the time XD

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14th Jun 2020, 10:01 AM

Marcel

Wikipedia says 1959 for Chatty Cathy. I remember those, and Betsy Wetsy too. My own dolls were GI Joes. I'm not quite as old as the kids in my comic.

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13th Jun 2020, 5:23 PM

plymayer

My whole family smoked like chimneys.

Tried it but didn't like it.

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13th Jun 2020, 5:25 PM

plymayer

They should have remade the movie PT-109 with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Lieutenant (junior grade) Kennedy back when the governator was young enough.

"Aisle just swim betweeeen deez aisleands"...

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14th Jun 2020, 10:13 AM

Marcel

Ha! I don't know if it's clear, but the boat is labeled PT 107. Its based on a photo of a stamped metal toy. I didn't have one but I built a model kit of PT-109 and the television PT-73.

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14th Jun 2020, 5:12 AM

Mrremoraman

Ah the fifties! When you could just poison yourself with cigarettes and terrible food

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14th Jun 2020, 10:21 AM

Marcel

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2nd Jul 2020, 4:18 AM

area5.1

There wasn't just evidence of smoking everywhere, everywhere was completely geared up for it. There were ashtrays in homes, work, cars, trains, and for sale in holiday resorts. Let's not forget the cigar lighter socket in the car,.. we used to play with those when our parents left us in the car while they shopped.

I'm glad things have changed!

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