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William Blake Comic Book: A Memorable Fancy Comic pg 16

Hi, gang! How are you? I'm doing okay. Preparing for the big show on the 23rd. Apparently Mike Decarlo cancelled, which is too bad, I had a couple of thirty year old Booster Gold comics he could have signed.

Geez, I just looked at the URL for SWFloridacomiccon.com and it's using a meta refresh for crying out loud. Baby you ain't gonna get none of the value of that domain name from a meta refresh, what's wrong with you? Don't you want people to find you on the search engines?

Okay well in this page, we see that people in 1793 could come up with super brutal imagery. I look at this page and I want to say to everyone "It's all right! It's all right! This is just a metaphor that William Blake is using! Read a couple paragraphs down and you'll see that they're books! They're not really apes raping smaller monkeys and then eating them, it's just book criticism, everybody!"

I mean sorry to give away the ending but I get the feeling this page turned a lot of people off. Savagery from 1793. It really speaks to the power and imagination of William Blake that he could come up with images like this.

Okay there are some more things I have to do so I'm going to leave you now. I hope to see everyone here again next week and also some new friends too!

Have a good weekend, cowboys!

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!

So William Blake and the Angel are watching in the mill at a section of the building where the primates have grown too numerous. One of the really large primates captures one of the really small primates. William Blake narrates as follows:

And then the weak were caught by the strong and with a grinning aspect first coupled with and then devoured, by plucking off first one limb, & then another till the body was left a helpless trunk.


Gerr---rooooowwwwss!

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