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I was into ‘Hipsters’ before it got a book


Adrian vom Baur’s webcomic Hipsters came to an end last month after an almost three-year run (five, if you count the time vom Baur was selling it in print at conventions). But, like, whatever. You’ve probably never even heard about it.

The timing, though, seems to be about right. When The Daily Dot is calling Ronald McDonald a “selfie-snapping hipster,” then the term has lost a lot of its mystic cachet. Do hipsters even exist anymore? Did they ever? I remember some young acquaintance of mine, channeling an old Cat and Girl comic, contending there was no such thing as “hipsters.” Perhaps they’re imaginary creatures, like unicorns, jackalopes and elephants.

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