Full circle

In the 1920s and early 1930s, so many people took up the ukulele that it was a staple of popular culture to complain about the annoyance of bad amateur ukers.  Reyalp Eleluku, the Backward Ukulele Player, often posts reports of anti-ukulele sentiment from that period.  Nowadays the uke is back in fashion, and with that fashion has come more complaining about people who play badly in public.

In the same years, the comic strip Blondie debuted in US newspapers.  Blondie has kept going ever since; it has never changed the Art Deco-inspired drawing style that made it so hip back then.

Today’s Blondie might have appeared in the strip’s first year of publication, 1930:

 

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