Thursday, 24 September 2015

PLAYMATES FROM FAR-AWAY PLACES - PART ELEVEN...


Image copyright D.C. THOMSON & Co., Ltd

They should have made the dolphin that week's playmate, I
think.  Far more interesting than that little grandstander CANDY,
who's doing her upmost to upstage the magnificent mammal (who
we'll call DOLLY) by simply holding a fish out to grab.  What's
so clever about that?  It's Dolly who's doing all the work.

Just as well I wasn't there.  I'd have grabbed Candy by the
ankle and dangled her over the pool for Dolly the dolphin to do
some devastating damage to the dim and dizzy little damsel - like
eat her.  Or do you think that's a bit harsh?  Sounds like a good
plan to me.  Save the fish - feed a child to a dolphin today!

Hooray!  Only one more playmate page to go!

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(Danny or Dolly?  Confused?  See the comments section.)

12 comments:

DeadSpiderEye said...

Nice drop shadow from the slight misalignment of the registration there.Slightly different style of illustration too,quite a heavy outline.

Kid said...

Y'know, I haven't really paid them much attention, DSE, so I couldn't say whether the pages are by the same artist or not. Someone's bound to know. I'd imagine different artists were involved, which, if so, would explain the difference in style you notice.

Phil said...

Hmmm of all the things to portray California. At least they didn't use the orca. Usually it's the beach or Hollywood or San Francisco because when you think of California you think....marine park.

Kid said...

When I think of California, I usually think......h'mm, nothing comes to mind. I guess I just never think of California.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Kinda looks like the same illustrator but if the artwork came in a bit washy as it looks here, they wouldn't be above creating some line work for the print job. It's a tough subject to do, that crowd scene is a bit challenging.

Kid said...

I'd have to study them side-by-side to determine whether they're by the same artist or not (which I can't be bothered doing), but you could well be right.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, the text on the picture says the dolphin is called Danny - you renamed him and gave him a sex change. And you can't think of anything to do with California ?? What about Hollywood for starters...

Kid said...

Hell's bells, CJ, you don't expect me to read the bloody things as well, do you? Remember, it's America. Danny/Dolly is a transgendered dolphin who can't quite make up his/her mind on whether he/she's a boy or a girl. In fact, even Candy used to be a boy called Colin before he had the operation. And I agree - what about Hollywood?

Christopher Sobieniak said...

This really should've been Florida instead. At least when I think of dolphins, I think Florida.

Of course as a kid up here in the 1980's wintry Ohio wastelands, we had this!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaWorld_Ohio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8rL9W4N41Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNBYtqvKSY

Kid said...

Thanks for the links, Chris - I'll take a look. Why do I suddenly hear the Flipper theme song running through my head?

Christopher Sobieniak said...

They call him Flipper, Flipper, Fasting then lightning,
No one you see, is smarter than he!

Kid said...

I dunno. I think Yogi Bear is smarter than the average dolphin.

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