Brian Fies’s 2012 graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? expresses a beautiful, melancholic and hopeful longing for (and suspicion of) the futuristic optimism of America’s 20th century, starting with the 1939 World’s Fair. Cory Doctorow finally got caught up with the future and read it.
This is great. If you’ve ever read my write ups on all of the mid century World’s Fairs from my old blog, this graphic novel looks to be right up any atompunk fan’s alley. Pretty cool.