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William Blake Comic Book: A Memorable Fancy Comic pg 15

Hello, fellows! How are you to-day? I am well, coming off of a hot work week where I hit the ground running!

Well, there was all that partying on the weekend before last with the commoner's harvest festival, and then my company gave me another day off in the middle of the week, so there's been partying and working. As well as preparing for the upcoming show on the 23rd.

Look out for me there, eh? And don't beat me up if you were thinking about it, I'm quite strong.

Okay in this week's page I'll tell you that the women to whom I had showed this comic book got really, really creeped out by this scene. Well, I only showed it to two women, but like I said, both of them gave me the comic book back, like they were so creeped out by it that didn't want the comic to be in their house.

So next week, be prepared to be creeped out, huh?

Okay well I've got to get going, so have a good weekend, everybody! Thanks for visiting!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book entitled William Blake, Man of Action!! It's based on William Blake's poem "A Memorable Fancy" from his larger work "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page of A Memorable Fancy is here. Alternately , you can check out the archive to jump to different pages. Please leave a comment if you like it, or don't!

William Blake and the Angel enter into the house of brick, and they see a number of monkeys, babboons & all of that species chain'd by the middle, grinning and snatching at one another, but withheld by the shortness of their chains.

When Blake wrote "all of that species" I presumed that he meant a large selection of primates of different species. I included both monkeys and apes. As you probably know, apes are divided from monkeys by whether or not they have a tail. No tail, no monkey. Also, another fun fact about our close relatives: only new world monkeys (e.g. South and Central American monkeys) have prehensile tails. Monkeys in Asia, India and Africa can't hang by their tails, they have to use their hands.

Lastly I'll point out that there are no apes in the Americas (except for maybe bigfoot).

Going further into the building, Blake and the Angel see that Sometimes the primates grew numerous.

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