This new Dustinland comicis about having nostalgia for the 90s. But the dumb kind of pop culture nostalgia that fills the Buzzfeeds of the web, although I put some of that in there for the funnies, but nostalgia for an era before 9-11, before Trump, before social media… a time where your biggest worries were personal and petty, not global and apocalyptic. And that’s not to say there weren’t awful things happening in the 90s. It’s just that on one hand, we weren’t quite as aware of them, and on the other hand, they didn’t seem to be threatening the entire fabric of our society.
Posted in politics, pop culture
Tagged 1990s, 2020, 90s, anxiety, apocalypse, covid, democracy, depression, donald trump, fascism, nostalgia, pandemic, politics, quarantine, trump, trump supporters
In this week’s new Dustinland comic, I make fun of the poster from 9-1-1 Season 3. I didn’t even know this was a show until the thumbnail popped up on Netflix. I can only assume it is a pretty bad generic cop/ER drama, just with a little Michael Bay over the top FX sprinkled on.
I know this is really out of the blue but I think it’s funny and it’s nice to take a break from politics for a minute and just laugh at something stupid (stupider than politics that is, if that’s possible).
This week’s Dustinland comic is about the vaping scare, which is definitely freaking out a lot of people. You know, I don’t feel bad for the big companies that are trying to get kids hooked on candy apple bubble gum vapes, but I do feel bad for all the vape shops that have popped up around the country. Not that they’re nice places, but I mean… that’s a lot of small businesses that are getting hit by a sudden massive problem.
Also I feel bad for anyone who wants to sneak weed into a concert.
Posted in pop culture
Tagged cigarettes, death, drugs, ecig, marijuana, pot, tobacco, vape, vaping, vaporizers, weed
Mad Magazine is gone, and this week’s new Dustinland comic is in celebration of a classic publication. So influential, a home to so many great artists and satirists… now a victim of the modern, digital era. Unable to pull at Nat Geo and reinvent itself for the days of Instagram, or even the days of peak television, it’s going away forever. And I’m so grateful I had the chance to work with them.
Just for a while, I got to be… one of the usual gang of idiots.
Posted in art, pop culture
Tagged al jaffee, alfred e neuman, comic, comics, comicstrip, don martin, dustin glick, mad fold-in, mad magazine, sergio aragones, spy vs spy, tom bunk, webcomics
This week’s new Dustinland comic is not really a comic, but rather a series of illustrations where I insert myself into bizarre high fashion ads. No commentary really, just fun. I enjoy it. Always have, always will. Because fashion can be super weird and serious and that is hilarious.
This week’s new Dustinland comic is about the kinds of TV shows I like to watch. I won’t reveal the joke to you now, but I will say there is one exception to what I mention in the comic: Stranger Things. Man, I do love that show. But as for the rest, the comic is pretty on point.