Thursday, February 4, 2010
History cartoon: 1066 and all that
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.
www.roystonrobertson.co.uk. Not that there's anything new there. Must get round to updating it sometime ...