Tuesday, 27 December 2016
four drawn panels
a rhyme under each panel
a longer prose narrative -
- but no captions or speech balloons.
Rupert Bear is referenced in:
Neil Gaiman's The Books Of Magic;
Bryan Talbot's Grandville;
Alan Moore's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen;
Thus, this post has referred to:
the unique Rupert format;
three comic strips;
one prose novel -
- and we frequently discuss TV and films. It is impossible to stay just with comics.
In Jerusalem, Alma must be an alternative Alan: a female artist instead of a male writer? Alma and her brother Mick (and maybe Alan and his brother Mike?) knew a (human) Bill Badger and pretended that he was the Rupert character with body shaved to appear human. I had already envisaged an Alan Moore treatment of Rupert: the Bear grows up, leaves home and gets an office job in London where there are race riots between Rabbits and Elephants...