Spirouted Away – Chapter 7, Epilogue, Strip 1

Yeah, this is the first loose thread I simple had to tie up. >_> Just to show how far and deep the damage caused by DM’s evil has gone.

I understand DM’s desire to guide the party down the path he had chosen for them, every DM desires that. Of course, in his case the path he had chosen for them was a path towards utter destruction, but, yeah…not every DM desires that, but many do. >_> But it was reckless in the extreme to try to do it in the way he did – he spent no thought at all on the consequences. And now a sad young page is standing around, lonely and bored, in the midst of the desert, waiting for a customer who will never show up, without even a squirrel to keep him company. Such evil, such evil…so sad.

More (and less irrelevant =P) on Monday.

4 Replies to “Spirouted Away – Chapter 7, Epilogue, Strip 1”

    1. Yeah, he’s definitely the most iconic representation of a bellhop anywhere in popular culture, having survived the real-world existence of the concept by many decades. It was only in the Seventies that he was shown without the iconic uniform for the first time, which was already 40 years after he was last seen actually working at a hotel…and since then, they’ve always found excuses to make him don the uniform again for a while. XD

      1. Yeah. More worryingly though, I reread some of my albums after being reminded of Spirou from your comic – I was never that big of a fan this series series, so I only have about five I bought years ago and haven’t read them since, but holy mackerel the series aged poorly, especially when it comes to racist depictions, even as late as the 90s in the Tome – Janry era.

        Sure, Tintin also had that problem back in the 30s as a result of mentalities of the time, but it got better over time as Herge evolved in understanding, but with Spirou they just … kept on going.

        1. I must admit that I’ve never read any of the Tome/Janry volumes – my ideas about the franchise are mostly based on the Franquin era. I greatly enjoy the Franquin stuff when I was a kid, but haven’t really read it since then, either.

          But I’m not surprised that even some of the newer stuff has aged poorly since it came out – if you take over such an old and storied franchise as a new artist/writer team, you probably feel pretty restricted in how much change you’re allowed to introduce. Restricted both by your own level of respect for the creators who went before you, as well as the tastes of the fanbase, which naturally will skew toward the orthodox in view of the length of time the franchise has been around. It would be hard to try and keep up with the times in that situation. (Not trying to defend racist depictions, of course.)

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