Hipster Hitler was born on a dark and ironic night when Mars, named after the Roman god of war, lined up perfectly with the American Apparel on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. JC and APK, while trading obscure insults over skype, were suddenly hit with a flash of inspiration, a golden idea that led them to unanimously exclaim “this will probably never take off.” But it did, and here we are. So enjoy the ride – we are.
For those interested, JC does all the knitting and APK does all the origami for the comic.
Why we publish this comic
Hipster Hitler is a comic that satirizes both hipster culture and the exploits of the Third Reich using a combination of puns, parody, dark humor, anachronisms, and visual gags.
This comic is not written with the intent of offending people and refrains from making the holocaust or any other similar horrific event as the subject matter of a strip. In constructing Hitler as a Hipster we’re offering a new way of disliking Hitler and laughing at the “lazy dictator” he was, who is known for being indolent, maniacal at times, with violent bursts of enthusiasm. In the process of satirizing Hitler’s thoughts, actions and logic, we’re taking a few digs at a contemporary subculture of urban, middle-class youth that fetishize the ‘authentic’ and conform to non-conformism.