Friday, April 30, 2010


There's been a lot of talk on blogs, websites and magazines about the 90s/millenial revival that's showing no signs of slowing down just yet. Amanda of Is Mental (possibly the best style blog... ever?) in particular has posted some great remembrances of things past recently. But for me, nothing brings back those sweet n' sticky summer memories of junior high quite like Paul Pope's comics.

Paul Pope draws the cutest girls ever--the kneesocks! the full lips! those skinny 90s eyebrows and chunky-soled shoes!--and not only are they gorgeous space-age cartoon cuties, they also fight the bureaucracy on Mars. You know, with robots. And also make-outs.

If you haven't already read THB, Heavy Liquid, P City Parade, Escapo et al, check them out immediately--and even if you're already a fan, I think it's time to reread some of these classic gems. And even better, get them right in time for Free Comic Book Day!


HAL said...

Loving this blog. Is Mental rules and Amanda is the sweetest chick. I met her earlier this year at one of my husband's shows in NYC. Keep posting, I love reading. xo

Amanda said...

aw thx guys! looks like we all love each other, ha. i had never seen these comics- totally agree he gave those chicks the sweetest outfits. totally into it!

DDW said...

Aww, mutual appreciation society right here!

Laura said...

i am definitely going to try and find these comics now, they look awesome!

Zane Wooder said...

He does draw extremely cute girls.

-Zane of ontario honey