Comic 569 - Elephant Gun
21st Oct 2020, 12:00 AM in The Passage
Elephant Gun
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Tarik instinctively goes full bodyguard in order to protect his niece!

Also, because I love pointing out background details, I'll now point out all the background details:
From left to right, and from up to down, we see in panel 1:
- Mokele-mbembe, probably the most popular cryptid from Africa, usually portrayed as sauropod dinosaur.
Here I took the design cues from this guest art that Cartoonist_at_Large once did for me.
- A cameleopard. Yes, camel... leopard. That's how the Greeks and Romans used to interpret giraffes!
- A map of the whole Buranda-Kogana-Macrobiana region. I uploaded a more clearly visible version over here.
- One of the legendary headless men from Blemmya.
- A quagga, a zebra subspecies that went extinct in the late 19th century.
User comments:
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Makes me wonder if you read the wonderful "Auf Noah's Spuren" by Herbert Wendt. I got my copy as a child by a long deceased, literate and most patent aunt and read it many times.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I did not know about this book - but looking it up, it seems indeed to be the kind of book that I would really enjoy!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Amazon

I've got the leather version. It felt kind of funny when some "researcher" recently boasted that he dissmissed the infamous de loys monkey as spider monkey... Hahaha, lame, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. I knew this theory since decades as child as I read Wendt (and the book was already really old when I got i), and Wendt mentions that this was the first suspection as De Loy showed his photograph to a jury in the 19th century!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Ah, the de Loys monkey also gets discussed in there? Wonderful, now I am even more convinced that I would enjoy reading this book!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
There was also the photo in it. You can still get it for decent money... but it is a rather thick book. (For today standards.)
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
damn Kanny, what kind of "elefant" was that meant to take down?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yeah OK, this thing looks indeed as if it could caliber-wise be in the same range as an anti-tank weapon....
Elephants are nature's tanks!