Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Future Is Off By Just a Few Years

Longtime readers of L by L may recall my various posts (rants) about my disappointment with the future. (See http://bretlittlehales.blogspot.com/2010/03/future-isnt-now.html and http://bretlittlehales.blogspot.com/2009/12/future-is-now.html).

I found this page from the surrealist illustrator Ernie Bushmiller via Pappy's Golden Age Comics blog spot, in a collection of Fritzi Ritz strips. For those of you who don't know, Fritzi is the nominal aunt of Nancy, the mysteriously appealing comic strip kid with the little wires growing from her hair.

Here's Fritzi:

Check out 1970's Plastic Outfit.

I'd have to say Ernie was off by about forty years- this looks very much like a Lady- Gaga- inspired creation. Of course, it's the lightning bolt that really adds the savoir-faire!

1 comment:

SueWho said...

It's funny but the hair styles don't change at all from Fritzi's own in Bushmiller's futuristic fashions.