He took his Duff Brewery hat off, placing it on the the bag that was resting on the foot of his chair.
The hat did not specifically mention the word ‘’brewery’’...but i knew. I knew that there was no way that you’ll ever catch me wearing Simpson’s related merchandise, which is quite odd given how fondly i was eyeballing that Tintin t-shirt prominently featured in a stationery shop not far away from here.
But Tintin is different. I still do not know if i would actually go out of my way to purchase a mug with that moody sailors face plastered on it’s side. Okay, a mug and t-shirt are not in the same ballpark as a phone case. So yeah, I guess it’s a purchase I would consider making.
It’s quite similar to Lucky Luke and to Asterix and Obelix. There is something pure, genuine and adventurous about those stories. They feel untouched by modernity, existing in their own space in time while traversing through universal themes such as friendship, bravery, companionship, love, family, exploration and the overcoming of adversity.
Pop culture has undoubtedly stagnated over the past 15 years. It's a timeframe that correlates suspiciously with the technological advancements that have paved the way for the introduction of all sorts of different social media microcosms. Each set with their own rules and guidelines.
Such a swift in the way we perceive reality has bestowed the comic books of old with a nostalgic aura. They just look and feel to pure for this world. The tropes. The storylines. The medium. Who even buys them these days? It’s all graphic novel’s this and graphic novels that...and the last thing I want is a dark gritty Lucky Luke remake. Let’s try and revive the character by sacrificing his soul. No not for me. Thank you.