Mad Men March Madness!
Mad Men will be here in less than a week! And it has been off the air for 18 months. Man, am I glad to see it return. I’m a huge fan of the show, the time period, and wanted to somehow celebrate how entertained I am by the series. I have a love for the golden age of comics. Sometimes I wish I was a freelance comic book artist in that era, when comics were new, exciting, and uniquely part of being American. Romance comics were in fact hugely popular in those days, easily surpassing sales of superhero comics. And at some point, they dropped off, were replaced by horror, war, and other genres eventually.
I love the women of Mad Men a lot. Their clothes are amazing and they all look stunningly perfect in every frame. This is a total excuse to draw some of Don’s romances in seasons 3 and 4. In a lot of articles, people tend to talk (or remember) the iconic scenes of season 1 and 2. The smoking of cigarettes, drinking of alcohol, womanizing, subtle racisms, the Belle Jolie campaign etc. But S. 3 and 4 are hardly on people’s memories, and they have some of the best episodes of all time! So I focused on the women of S. 3 and 4, but maybe I’ll revisit this project and get every one of Don’s flings (including Mrs. Barrett and… DORIS!) Next week, I’ll talk about my process (with an OVERLOAD OF MY SKETCHES). #MadMenMarchMadness!