And here we go with the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? references. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go and watch it this instant. It’s the best.
However it’s not Roger that’s inspired me back to my (old) tooning ways, but Hark, a Vagrant, which is also the best, and is even better if you’re a massive history nerd. Now back in the day, I took Ancient History in high school, and spent most of the time up the back with my two other Ancient floozies, drawing reams and reams of cartoons. Mostly of our diminutive Canadian teacher getting eaten by mooses (Meese? Moosi? What the sam hill is the plural of moose?!), but also of Alexander the Great, who is such a card. Seriously, he got so drunk at a party at Persepolis that he BURNED THE PALACE DOWN. So I started a series of cartoons entitled “Alexander the Not Great”, wherein he tries his hand at many things and discovers he’s not great at anything other than hitting stuff with swords. The older ones are on the Book of Face (I might transfer them over here one day), but here are my fresh batch! Straight out of the oven, by which I mean my brain. Enjoy!
*I am aware that probably only my Nixon people will really get the Alexander the Not Great at Opera one.
**I apologise for the poor scan quality.