The 900 Hundred-Pound Gorilla in the Roomon July 6, 2012 at 12:00 am
Happy Friday, Dear Reader! I hope your Fourth of July (for all my fellow countrymen and women) was (ahem) a firecracker of a holiday. As for our international readers, I hope that your last Wednesday was just as lovely.
And speaking of Wednesday, what with the holiday and all, you may have missed out on seeing our last page and I really think it was great one—Tony did a fantastic job with the page and if you have not seen, let me encourage you to do so here.
And if I may, I’d like to point out the third panel from Wednesday’s page, which you can see below:
I bring it up to point out a fun little something Tony did with the background work. Notice the crowd of people standing around Times Square—the figure standing furthest left in the panel? That’s Tony inserting himself into the page. And who’s that standing next to Tony? Yes, it’s a gorilla. Or rather, Gorilla, a character whose adventures you can read more about at Tony’s personal site, www.fortifiedamazement.blogspot.com. And who’s that figure standing center right, wearing a tie and glasses? Well, that’s your humble correspondent.
And much like in the previous pages, Prospero is again quoting from The Tempest, in this case, the magician’s closing soliloquy—which you can see below, performed by the incomparable Sir John Gielgud in David Greenway’s Prospero’s Books, a trippy and brilliant film adaptation of the play.