Comic 3 - Pandemic Advertising
9th Nov 2020, 8:10 AM in One-pagers
Pandemic Advertising
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Author Notes:
ReinderDijkhuis edit delete
ReinderDijkhuis
Many naturist businesses and organizations are not good at promoting themselves, and one possible results is PR/advertising material that goes way over the top. I wanted to try an even shorter format that I'd be able to produce faster, so here's a half-page.

This of course riffs on the famous intro page in the Asterix comics by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. One other such riff I'm aware of is by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit in their underrated Asterix-esque comic Gilles de Geus (one volume available in English as Bryant the Brigand, though probably long out of print). In theirs, the magnifying glass burned up a town in a fever dream of the Prince of Orange.
It turns out that before thinking of this version, I had read an interview with the mayor of the real-world island of Schiermonnikoog, in which she commented on the island's COVID-free status (prior to October 18, when the first case on the island was recorded) with the words "We're not a tiny village in Gaul". So that's presumably where the idea entered the back of my mind from.
User comments:
area5.1 edit delete reply
area5.1
It's better than the idea of drinking/injecting disinfectant or hand sanitiser.

Wrong time of year, but I'd go with the naturism,.. I'd rather be cold than dead!
Oooooll edit delete reply
Oooooll
Given this page I found something very interesting to it:
https://www.deviantart.com/oooooll/art/Look-at-this-then-LOOK-AT-THIS-867766563