05 December 2010
Stealing the Show
IF YOU’RE wondering why there has been a lack of updates to my thrilling tales of late, then blame it on the above periodical, a children’s comic currently playing host to my scribe’s wretched doodles, thus keeping him from his duties on my Astonishing Adventures! Gah!
The aptly-named Dandy – apparently Britain’s longest-running child’s comic – is running a comic-strip entitled ‘George vs Dragon’, written and drawn by my wordsmith, Mr. A.D Fanton, esquire. He claims such work keeps him very busy, and his obligations to my journals have fallen behind, as he focuses on a job that apparently pays him. PAYS HIM? Whatever next? Truly, the mind doth boggle at the thought that ANYONE should find his daubings worthy of remuneration!
Anyway, I was all set to thrash the fetid effluence from Mr. Fanton’s bony body in light of his shockingly lax attitude, when he offered to draw me into one of these strips, thus preserving my handsomeness in printed form for all eternity! Naturally, I loved the idea, and spared him a full beating, choosing instead to merely twat him about the skull with a polo mallet.
Once he’d recovered, he kept true to his word and inked my dashing likeness into an episode of George vs Dragon. BEHOLD THE WONDER BELOW!
Yes, there I am, purchasing a fine-looking horse (replete with luxurious moustache) from a horse market. I concur that it is a fleeting appearance, but even in such a small cameo, I cannot help but think that I steal the entire show from under the main character’s stupid, over-sized noses. HUZZAH FOR ME!
You can see my noble self in this week’s issue of The Dandy (issue number 3513, pictured at the top of this entry) on sale now for a mere one pound and fifty of our English pence – a bargain for such a piece of historical cartoonery, I am sure you shall agree!
There is another cameo from my noble self coming soon, so do keep your eyes peeled for that! I shall not rest until they have renamed the publication ‘The Dandy Lord Likely’, confound it!
Finally, you may as well peruse my scribe’s woeful web-log, for any further news about his burgeoning, so-called ‘cartooning career’. And rest assured, he SHALL be returning to his scribing duties for me very soon, lest he wishes to receive further drubbings.
- Lord Likely.
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