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Kyoko 290 WanderersE by NekoToTora Kyoko 290 WanderersE by NekoToTora

35 years ago I went to our local youthclub every Wednesday, because there was "Metal-Disco". All metal-heads met there; it was THE place to be for metal fans. Please, keep in mind, that metal was very young back then; Rolling Stone magazine just released the quote "Black Sabbath is heavy, but only Judas Priest is metal!". Of course, the metal heads weren´t the only youth group. There were the Poppers, who liked pop-music and the Punks, who liked punk-music. Also there were Teds - TeddyBoys and -Girls, who liked Rock´n Roll. The Teds in my hometown were organized in a gang called "The Wanderers", named after the Teds in the U.S. - movie "The Wanderers" from 1979. The girls were wearing petty-coats and pony-tails, while the guys were wearing jeans and bomber-jackets. Only guys were allowed to wear the jackets; unlesss a girl was going out with one of the guys; then she would be allowed to wear the jacket proudly; for a short period of time :)

The Wanderers and the metal heads had their little disputes - the occasional rumble; but nothing sinister; nothing serious. No weapons involved and no serious injuries. 

But all the groups stood united against the upcoming Nazi skin-heads, faschists who just evolved from the left-wing Oi-skins. 


If I would have posted this Kyoko-cartoon back then, they would have beaten me up for sure :D


Today I am posting this cartoon to say "HELLO!" to Benny, who is one of the founders of The Wanderers in my hometown and who is working as manager at Volkswagen, together with my wife - and who´s a friend of mine ^^

The Kyoko-picture itself is from 2014. I pimped it with the Wanderers-jacket in Affinity Photo.
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1873 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Oh ya I remember things like this. I remember this one time when I was a kid a mother of another kid I was playing pokemon with ran over yelling about how pokemon is Satanic because the news said so. And I have no idea why but the only thing I could think to say to her was "Are you retarded?" The fury you could see in her eyes even to this day makes me look back and laugh. I did find out later she got schooled by a teen abut how the idea was stupid. I miss the 90s. No one was afraid to say something mean back then and you was not padded to save you from every bump. And the rick rolls was all over.
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I miss the eighties, because they were even easier as the nineties. And concearning Rick Rolls: perhaps you find consolation in the fact that they never really made it outside the US and thusly were not as big as everyone thought they were :)
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1873 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
I was not alive in the 80s. I know they was not all over the world. I mostly meant around where I live.
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quamp Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2018
Very good work here. 
Ah, back then we had four groups in my school:
1. The majority were the headbangers, who listened to heavy metal
2. The cowboys, who listened to country and western
3. The preppies, who were into commercial pop music
4, The group I belonged to, the alternatives, who listened to alternative music. (The term actually originated here, through legendary deejay George Gilmarc.) At the time, most other people knew it as new wave or post-punk. 
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
New Wave? That's Eighties. How old are you, if you don't mind the question?
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quamp Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Way past old, according to Jessica Simpson.
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
...and she's 37 😄
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Sliverbolt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Not into heels personally but do love what they do.
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree ^^
also they go better with that general 50's/60's style; although it's not really Rock'n Roll. 
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Sliverbolt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
It's always rock and roll.
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Very Yay <3
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I thought, you would like this one... :D
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
:D
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japookins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
that is uber
i loved that movie
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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japookins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
ty for sharing
any new letters to kyoko up coming?
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I am working on two Letters To Kyoko for about a year now... :D
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japookins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
will has to write to kyoko again
pondering...so much pondering
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Uuu a sweet look Horny!
:doinit: 
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot 😊
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