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October 6, 2008 3:35 PM   Subscribe

Ossining Calling. Dyna Moe presents Mad Men Illustrated.
posted by scody (15 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Hey, um. I like "Mad Men," too. And this is really nice work. But...whoa.

(PS: I'm a little disappointed that it's not a Classics Comics version of "Mad Men," which for some reason I was totally expecting and didn't even know I wanted to see until right now.)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:52 PM on October 6, 2008

God I love her work. I like even more than I like the show.
posted by gofargogo at 4:11 PM on October 6, 2008

This is amazing, thanks! PS Does anyone notice the absurdity in some dialogue and interactions that not so subtly reminds me of The Sopranos?
posted by geoff. at 4:51 PM on October 6, 2008

I thought this was going to be a Don Martin take on "Mad Men."

"Joan, hold all my calls while I nail this blonde."
"I want to be Head of Television!"

And so forth.
posted by mightygodking at 5:01 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Fire all the actors, I want to watch animated Mad Men. This is great.

kittens: without the Magnificently Obsessed the internet would be mighty thin.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:04 PM on October 6, 2008

posted by rtha at 5:16 PM on October 6, 2008

Does anyone notice the absurdity in some dialogue and interactions that not so subtly reminds me of The Sopranos?
posted by geoff.

Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, has worked on 34 episodes of The Sopranos.
posted by bru at 5:54 PM on October 6, 2008

I thought these were so delicious when I first saw them - I love the non episode-specific portraits especially. I love that one of Pretentious Paul most because I still know 20-something people who look and talk exactly like that.
posted by peachfuzz at 6:04 PM on October 6, 2008

Needs more Alfred E. Neuman.
posted by Eideteker at 6:47 PM on October 6, 2008

Anyone else reminded of Terry Colon's stuff for way back when? Not sure why.
posted by Mid at 7:17 PM on October 6, 2008

This artist has an excellent website, Nobody's Sweetheart, blog, packed with fun stuff, like one of my favority ancient videos by the Honeycombs, Have I the Right, made in the Mad Men years.

Love her work.
posted by nickyskye at 8:28 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Goes to show, fan art beats fanfic any day...
posted by Edgewise at 8:17 AM on October 7, 2008

My fave so far is "Sally Draper's Cocktail Cheat Sheet".
posted by of strange foe at 10:57 AM on October 7, 2008

*favorite ancient videos

oooh, that Sally Draper Cocktail Cheat Sheet is brutal, darkly funny.

Wish I knew the real name of this artist. Guess she wants to be known as Dyna Moe. She really does witty, wonderful work.

I love the way Mad Men exposes the alcoholism and cigarette addiction of the 60's among other blunt and ugly realities of that era.

It's a brilliant show. My Sunday favorite the way the Sopranos used to be. So interesting to learn about Matthew Weiner, a Soprano's writer being a Mad Men writer. Yes, there is a certain narrative cadence and character evolution that feels familiar, even though the cultural geography is -on the surface- so different.

I'm crazy about Mad Men for lots of reasons. It makes so much sense of the generation I grew up in. So much about the later 60's makes sense with the background of the earlier 60's illuminated in such detail.

What an incredible cultural shift it was right at the midway of the 60's.

I remember in 1967 walking across Sheep Meadow in Central Park here in NYC. It was after going to an obligatory church visit (neither parent was a practicing Christian) on Easter Sunday with my mother and her boyfriend. My sister and I were in our party clothes, Sunday best. Velvet dresses with lace Peter Pan collars, white ankle socks and black patent leather shoes that needed a buttonhook to put on. We wore thin Harris tweed coats, white gloves and hats.

I felt suffocated, some kind of Bozo in white gloves armor, constricted, rigid, phony. We walked into the park and there it was, the Easter Love-In. Found a photo of it and everything. The web is soo amazing that way. Can't believe. Right here.

It blew my 13 year old brain. It was the end of that awful, uptight, deceitful, restrictive, fascist 50's-early 60's era. What a relief. I knew life would be radically different everywhere in the world after that. Just knew it.

"They circled policemen and shrieked it. They strummed guitars and sang of it. They painted their foreheads pink with it. And they jumped up and down and hollered it.
Poets from the Bronx, dropouts from the East Village, interior decorators from the East Side, teachers from the West Side and teeny-boppers from Long Island trooped into muddy Central Park yesterday for a noisy, swarming, chaotic and utterly surrealistic "Be-In."
From dawn to dusk, more that 10,000 people jammed the Sheep Meadow for the "happening" (to squares) or the "Be-In" (to hippies) with the single aim to express love to mankind on Easter Sunday." (excerpt from article originally published 3/27/67 NYT)

But what led up to that sudden change hasn't been well recorded, documented in a popular way. Mad Men is doing such a great job showing why the hippie movement was so needed in the mid-60's, why it was important to think about the environment, health issues, civil rights, human rights, greater transparency in advertising, Women's Lib, the truth about cigarette smoking and what damage it does, children's rights, 12 step movements to deal with addiction, dysfunctional families, therapy, depression etc.

The hard rock of the 60's, the mess of it, the long hair, looking East to meditation, was almost a medicinal need of the 60's to blast apart , to shred that rigid, oppressive mindset.
posted by nickyskye at 12:50 PM on October 7, 2008 [3 favorites]

super awesome, thanks!
posted by Lizc at 2:16 PM on October 7, 2008

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