As an '80s kid, I'm often nostalgic about that era. I sometimes hear myself speaking and I sound like my grandparents when they bragged about how things were better “before”.

To be honest, I do think things were better before. Ha! The eighties were an amazing time to live in and anyone who disagrees simply wasn’t around yet.

But let’s be honest, some things are just so much easier now, right? I created this comic series called “Strange things from the past” because some things are better now and some things were better then.

I had a blast making it. It was a little travel back in time and I hope you’ll travel too!

If you want to see more of my comics, check out my previous posts here and here

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Amy Frank
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6 months ago

LMAO, my sister and I did that and you can hear my father in background shouting to turn down the music

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Little Wonder
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6 months ago

Ah yessss. sitting on my bedroom floor, reading the lyrics booklet (if they had one) or at least going over and over the album art while the new CD played.

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 months ago

My mom's phone number (604) 983-3022 (she's been dead 10 years, and I'll never forget her DOB, DOD, or phone number.. I miss my mom :'(

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Betsy R
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6 months ago

I had one of those clear colored phones. I loved it so much. It HADDD to have an extra long cord.

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RaroaRaroa
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6 months ago

An encyclopedia that was out of date a year later on anything but history.

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chi-wei shen
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6 months ago

The best thing in the early 80s was a walkman and you really could walk and run while listening to it. The discman came much later, in the middle of the 80s.

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lenka
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6 months ago

With or without a cell phone, I would never wait an hour for someone to turn up.

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Samantha Lomb
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6 months ago

My grandfather owned the local video store. He would hold it for us.

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LuckyL
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6 months ago

"photo album today" -> do they even exist?

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Samantha Lomb
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6 months ago

Do not miss smoking in restaurants or other public areas at all

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

My father recorded a sports match over the christening of our first child....

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Hans
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6 months ago

Perfect resembling of styles!

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Demi Zwaan
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6 months ago

We did have videorecorders back then...

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Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

We were able to read a map. Main difference!

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Little Wonder
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6 months ago

i made a few mix tapes. None of them worked, I was very single.

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Verena
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6 months ago

Yes, you had to sing to the guy in the CD store

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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6 months ago

I blame YouTube for the horrendous way eyebrows have devolved into hideously unnatural geometric smears on otherwise beautiful faces.

Alex Bailey
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6 months ago

Yeah, if that's the first thing you can see on someone's face in the distance it's gone too far!

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mummy pig
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6 months ago

Even in YouTube era I sometimes look like that

E A M
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6 months ago

The Jem and the Holograms t-shirt! <3

M
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6 months ago

The shirt was her tutorial!! X-D

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Kjorn
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6 months ago

learn by experience i guess

Raychelle Page
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2 months ago

My dad never (and still sometimes) doesn't/didn't let me wear makeup

Lace Neil
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5 months ago

Um, we had photo tutorials in teenage magazines actually.

Tanja J
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5 months ago

oh, a Jem and the Holograms T-shirt!!!! Love!

Anja Mühlendorph
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6 months ago

Ohh Yes... back then you had mascara, one color Foundation, some eye shadow and lipstick. Today you need 5 different kind of Foundation, 2 contours and 10 other things just to look alive...

Karin Frazer
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6 months ago

Should be a Seventeen magazine flipped open to a “how-to” article ... made it look so easy!! I still can’t do eyeliner

Brandi Chafins
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6 months ago

AH! Look at that Jem shirt!!!

Brandi Chafins
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6 months ago

THE JIM SHIRT!!!

Erika Leon
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6 months ago

Girls just wanna have fun!

Joni Hintze
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6 months ago

I would say this is post makeup tutorials

Cindy Snow
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6 months ago

The Instagram look is still worse!

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Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

Was more... Mummy/Daddy, is it true that...?

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

She looks cute in her '80's clothes. She just needs black lace Madonna gloves.

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Alex
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6 months ago

Still waiting for the boyfriend from earlier?

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Kjorn
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6 months ago

they have less power then.

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Kjorn
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6 months ago

remember watching porky's in my small black and white tv in the corner of my room carefully listen to the noise in the house in case of my parent coming in

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