Jul 282013
'The Lobster' thumbnail (ill. Franquin)

This little two-pager felt appropriate for the season.

Le homard” (“The Lobster”) by Franquin is originally from 1957, when mayonnaise in a tube was still a novelty.



'The Lobster' p.1 (ill. Franquin; (c) Dupuis; SR scanlation)'The Lobster' p.1 (ill. Franquin; (c) Dupuis; SR scanlation)

The final punchline works better in French, where “serrer la pince” (roughly, “pinch claws”) is a common way to say “shake hands.” (Similarly, Conque-la-Méduses suggests conches and jellyfish.) I think it still works OK, just because it’s fun how Fantasio is so touchy and easily offended.

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