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The 60's Part 2 by TennisHero The 60's Part 2 by TennisHero
"The 60's Part 2: Woodstock"

Click the link for Part 1 [link]

Classic protests against the Vietnam War inspiring Punk Rock's anti-establishment lyrics. Classic takes Southern to Woodstock and tries to show him a good time.

CULTURAL REFERENCES

1. Although Punk rockers hated psychedelic rock, they appreciated it's rebellious lyrics. Garage bands of the '60's like MC5 were among the first protopunk bands that were a precursor to '70's punk rock.

2. "Flower Power" was a slogan used by the American counterculture movement during the late 1960's as a symbol of non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and a culture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness. Classic represents this counterculture and is referred to as a "dove", because of her opposition to the war.

3. Southern Rock feels out of place because even though there were Southern Rock and Country Bands at Woodstock, there were very few.

4. Classic says Southern might like Melanie because she had a few songs that were considered country/southern rock. Her signature song "Brand New Key" debuted at #1 on the U.S. charts two years after the Woodstock Music Festvial, hence the (1971) in the panel. Apparantley, Melanie drew inspiration for her other signature song, "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)", from the Woodstock audience lighting candles during her set.

5. The brownies Classic thought Southern ate, were thought to be "pot brownies". But before Southern could eat one, his ADD kicks in and slides in a mud puddle. (It had been a somewhat rainy weekend at the time, despite the clear skies in the comic.)

6. Prog made it's debut in the late 60's, but didn't become "popular" until the 70's.

NOTE: The irony behind the southern rock/country bands Classic listed, are that none of them are from the south. Canned Heat and CCR are from California, Mountain and Melanie are from New York and "The Band" is Canadian.
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Critique by miontre Aug 4, 2011, 12:41:31 AM
Wow! This is a great way to present factual information :) I really love the way you illustrated this comic, the colours were really good and I liked how they were all consistent. I love the way you drew the characters, it looked really good and its a unique style of drawing. I like how you have written the words, it's a comicy style and easy to read! :D

One thing I think you could have improved was the story line, I found it a little hard to understand, and at times I wasn't sure about what was going on. It also seemed to "drag on" at times, if you know what I mean :)
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Nanookasaurus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
CCR are fucking brilliant! :D

I love Punk (Only really the Ramones and Sex Pistols), Psychedelic, Folk, Acid, Southern (CCR and Lynard Skynard) and Prog! :iconsomuchwinplz: Part 3 please!
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for checking these out and leaving me comments. I only have two parts for each decade, but those characters do return in The 70's comics.
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Serge-Marques Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, very nice, I like the way you tell it!
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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westbrook61 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This [link] is Melanie's Woodstock song. The album version.
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Brand New Key, even though it was written in 1971, it was her biggest hit and the sexual reference added to the humor of the comic. I made sure to put "1971" in the panel so people would know, kind of like a flashback, or flashforward.

Thanks for the link though, I'm glad you showed me this. Good song!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nicely done! I love the '60s!
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TennisHero Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, did you see Part 1?
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TheHoneybird Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOAH!!!! YOU MADE IT IN COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool!~
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