a new golden age?
the late 1920s to the late 1940s marks a golden age for film, cartoon, and comic art that has yet to be repeated in my non-expert mind. i wonder if there will ever be another golden age. with so much in the film/animation/comic art world going digital, i'm not sure it will. (not to demean the skill and artistry that goes into digital art, but i'll admit, i'm totally and maybe irrationally biased against it.) i wonder what it was about a post/pre-war/depression culture that infused the arts with so much vigor and vitality. all i know is that when i am anxious, overly stressed, or depressed, working with my hands and creating is nearly always an activity that brings relief. perhaps that has something to do with it.