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  • Tangent: Comic “The Flight’, drawn by me Christmas 1975 aged ten

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on December 29th, 2010

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    Hi Blog.  For today’s comic effect, here’s an effort by me to assimilate the experiences I was having by age ten:  Travel around Europe with my stepfather (family in England, conferences around Europe, including Germany, Czech, and Poland), drinking in lots of British comics (still do, but at that time I was reading war comics like Warlord and Victor, not to mention Hotspur and Wizard; the Brits in the 1970s still loved reliving the glories of the World Wars, and British comic books over the decades quite possibly killed cumulatively more Germans in print than on the battlefield), and watching movies like Airport (I had a longstanding fear of flying, what with either paranoid disaster flicks at the time or hijackings to Cuba).

    In this ten year old’s world, here’s what comes out in the wash:  A turboprop flys Heathrow to Russia, via Paris, and over Germany, where the Nazis of course attack and put the flight in jeopardy.  But of course, a hero emerges… and, well, read the comic.  At least they made it to Warsaw.  Enjoy.  There’s even a Christmas message at the end, meaning I made this as a present for my parents.  Arudou Debito

    3 Responses to “Tangent: Comic “The Flight’, drawn by me Christmas 1975 aged ten”

    1. Steve Chilbert Says:

      I think it’s awesome that you have kept these treasures!

    2. OG Steve Says:

      Love how someone was so surprised that they spilt, and spit out, their coffee, onto the General. :-)

      – He had it coming. :-)

      I’m kinda partial to the UFO appearing during the Nazi attack! Sadly, I had a hard time drawing swastikas.

    3. Leslie Says:

      Proof you were destined to become Japanese: your title page map has ‘north’ at the bottom of the page!

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