Numerus Klausus #25: Another Brick in the World (aka: Howard ‘Roach)

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This cartoon belongs to these occasions where I think I’m making a very obvious joke on our tendency to destroy our own world by means of showing a post-apocalyptic scenario. Breaking it into two strips (for the same price, guys!), in order to have the punchline come as a surprise after the premise had been established in the first one was -I assumed-  a very obvious narrative trope that everyone would understand. As it turned out, my ability to make understandable drawings -or tell a straightforward story- is much less than stellar, and nobody got it. Oh, well. Still, for Franco-Belgian comic book fans, the homage to Franquin’s ‘Idees Noires’ (see below) should be obvious -as should my lack of talent to do anything that looks even a fraction as good as his masterful drawings.

Well, I think the ‘Howard Roach’ pun was funny, at least.

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The original cartoon can be found as originally published in the “Klaus Kube” section of Uncube Magazine #35: Bricks, edited by Sophie Lovell, Florian Heilmeyer, Ron Wilson and Elvia Wilk et al.

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Franquin, André: Idees Noires, 1977-83.

2 comments
  1. Klaus Tragbar said:

    Yep, it’s all André Franquin, one of the most intelligent cartoonists, but at the same time it’s Klaus as well. Congratulations to this new “idees noires”.

    • klaustoon said:

      Thank you so much! I miss his ‘idees noires’, certainly…

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