Comic 330 - The Ballad of Seamus O'Donnel
5th Jul 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
The Ballad of Seamus O'Donnel
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Microraptor edit delete
- Circa 25 years prior: Camilla the flapper pirate!
(Probably a tad too early though - let's just say that she was an early adopter.)
You can't see it that well from this perspective, but her fashionable hat has indeed a skull and crossbones on it.

- The day Seamus deserted was during the Prohibition in the United States, as the reference to the smuggling of alcohol indicates.

- The newspaper Camilla is reading is the New York Journal-American, owned by a certain William Randolph Hearst, whom we had the pleasure to meet one page prior.


Meanwhile in the present (and in another comic), Kanny and Sören have a few extraordinary encounters!
(Many thanks again to Lee Lines for this guest appearances in our collaboration comic!)
User comments:
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
I love the mix of total silliness and/or fantasy and serious research in this comic. Also I may have to draw Flapper!Pirate when I get some time.
Microraptor edit delete reply
I remember that in one of the very first critiques I got, the reviewer noted that was rather jarring that I threw in a joke based around a history-related tidbit in the middle of a silly story about a chocolate-eating chupacabra. It's thus a juxtaposition that doesn't seem work always and/or for everyone, but I am nevertheless glad that you (and hopefully other readers too) like that kind of stuff!

And I would love to see a Flapper!Pirate picture from you!
(Perhaps I will draw a more detailed picture myself at one point. I am a bit discontent with the hat - there is much room for improvement concerning the historical accuracy of its shape!)
trad118 edit delete reply
Camilla the trendsetting pirate is something I wouldn't put it past her doing

Got to wonder though, why didn't she visit him earlier on?
Microraptor edit delete reply
The thought of Camilla "Forrest Gump"-ing her way through human history in general has a lot of story potential...

As for, why she didn't visit Seamus earlier....
That's a good question...
Sure, New York is a huge city, but as soon he got rich and famous, it got way easier to find out where he lives.
Let's just say that... being immortal, she is relatively patient about such things.
Yeah, that will work. *shifty eyes*
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Direct questions deserve direct answers!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Oh, just wait for the next page, wherein Seamus will provoke Camilla into stating the reason for her visit a little bit too directly... ;-)
Cooke edit delete reply
Typical Cork bastard. Grumble grumble.
Microraptor edit delete reply
I don't know much about Ireland (beyond the standard "Guinness & Leprechauns" stuff every foreigner has heard of) - I just picked Cork because Wikipedia told me that it has a very large sea harbour.