Monday, April 17, 2006

Rags to Regent pt. 3


My biggest regret with this story is that I didn't have time to do some really intricate depictions of Byzantine architecture in the backgrounds. Panel 5 is the closest I got. Which is a shame, because, in anything set during this period, the architecture should be one of the major characters.

The "bumbling" Senators were, in my first draft, drunken senators. Historically accurate, but inappropriate for children's infotainment, obviously. Also, the original dialogue was not about radishes, but about catching syphilis from one's horse. I guess my sense of the appropriate was just completely out-of-whack that day.

Thank goodness for editors, eh?

9 comments:

Steph said...

Editors, schmeditors... Kids are missing out, I tell you! You're never too young to find out about syphillis and drunkenness.

Miras said...

I agree with preceding speaker here.
I guess we can also add: for some it might easily be much too late to gather this knowledge.

Fer said...

Kids are just going to learn it from the streets if they don't hear about syphillis and inebriation in their own literature.

Well, OK, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, they could learn it by watching their parents - but that wouldn't exactly be what educators call active learning, would it? Keep up the good work, Joel, America's youth are counting on you.

pitzerboy said...

What's syphillis?

Joel Priddy said...

It's this Greek guy who keeps pushing this rock uphill.

Jim Duong said...

I found radishes pretty funny, but syphillis is much better. I think I am missing how it applied in the last panel, can you further explain? Do you HAVE to get it from ponies?

Joel Priddy said...

That, or a toilet seat.

pitzerboy said...

It's this Greek guy who keeps pushing this rock uphill.

I thought that was Cookiepuss.

Joel Priddy said...

People make that mistake all the time.

Man, now I want ice cream.