Thursday, February 4, 2010

History cartoon: 1066 and all that

I had fun doing this cartoon, it's nice to do drawings that are a bit different to regular gag cartoons from time to time. This appears in the new issue of Private Eye. Click to enlarge.

I've never seen the Bayeux Tapestry in real life. I'd love to. After all, it's the original comic strip. I love the way the strip along the bottom tells a parallel story – just like Fat Freddy's Cat in the Freak Bros. comics!

Pedants will know that the Bayeux Tapestry is not actually a tapestry at all, as it's embroidered by hand, not woven. But, of course, I wasn't going to let that get in the way of the joke. Here's the original, for reference. As you can see, I jigged things around a bit to make more room for the lettering and to upset historians.

In other news, my portfolio website is now back online at www.roystonrobertson.co.uk. Not that there's anything new there. Must get round to updating it sometime ...

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