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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1500 on: 04 February, 2022, 05:33:56 PM »

It is kinda' nice to be a minor footnote :-)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1501 on: 04 February, 2022, 05:54:10 PM »
I've never read Bryan Talbot's Grandville books, so there's a good chance he actually acknowledges it in them, but I was strolling along the rive gauche the other day when I saw a copy of this:



Turns out Jean Grandville is a legend in the world of anthropomorphic animal comics.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1502 on: 05 February, 2022, 12:54:32 AM »
Oh yes, JJ Grandville was definitely his inspiration:
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The genesis of Grandville was unusually dynamic. While researching Alice in Sunderland, Talbot explored the influence of 19th-century French caricaturist Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard on John Tenniel, who illustrated Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Gérard signed his anthropomorphic satires “JJ Grandville”. “It suddenly occurred to me that Grandville could actually be the nickname of Paris in an alternative reality where it is the biggest city in a world populated by animals,” says Talbot. He sketched out a basic structure in 20 minutes. “Then I started typing and wrote the whole script in six days. It was like taking dictation, it was amazing. I could hear the characters talking, I knew what they were going to say.”

from https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/29/sp-bryan-talbot-grandville-father-of-british-graphic-novel

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1503 on: 21 April, 2022, 01:22:16 AM »
Others are undoubtedly already aware of it, but I just came across the term "Black Atlantic" outside the world of Dredd for the first time.

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/b/black-atlantic

Seems that this meaning originates in 1983, 4 years after Wagner's Battle of the Black Atlantic storyline introduced us to the polluted ocean.

Is the historical term influenced by Dredd? Or did Wagner pick up on nascent use and create his own witty play-on-words?  Would be interesting to know either way.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1504 on: 23 April, 2022, 12:59:04 AM »
Aeroplanes.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1505 on: 23 April, 2022, 09:42:23 AM »
Aeroplanes.

Oh well .... if we're going down that road ....

... clouds ....

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1506 on: 23 April, 2022, 10:30:44 AM »

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1507 on: 23 April, 2022, 10:31:58 AM »
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« Reply #1508 on: 23 April, 2022, 12:30:03 PM »
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1509 on: 10 June, 2022, 12:38:20 PM »
Somehow it has just popped into my head that the leader of the gang who kidnapped Uncle Ump was named Ma Jong...
...as in Mah Jongg, the popular tile-based game.

That John Wagner, eh.