|That's me... That's him.|
Pow. / My finest debut.
|ASSAULT of decencysex BOMB|
What a violent world!
My lack of French limits me from understanding the majority of the strips, but I've chosen a few examples from what little I could decipher, with a little help from Babelfish. Here's an example that reminds me of Scott McCloud's argument in Reinventing Comics on two different examples of black blocks, one which was comics, and one which wasn't.
|Here are two photos of "A" and "B".Photo "A" shows absolutely nothing. |
Photo "B" shows photo "A".
Okay, okay! I'm coming!
No one there...
Alright, alright! Coming!
? / Very strange...
It can't be the door. / It must be...
Knock, knock, knock!
|You want to see me in profile?Really? / Fine.|
|Whose bright idea was it to show the strip this way?|
Another reason for the lack of recognition would be that some of the jokes may be considered too intellectual for the American public.
You wouldn't get it. / It's Belgian humour.
A better reason is that some of the later strips could be considered too risique for the casual nudity of Le Chat. Unlike most cartoon animals, Le Chat is anatomically correct, and there's very few publishers who'd bother with a fat cat casually showing their uncircumsiced penis. (That'll probably answer any questions that nobody wanted to ask)
I will tell you an avante-garde joke.
Oughha... Brr! Glzz / Woof woof.
It may take 15 to 20 years / before it's appreciated.
LEAVING IN 3 MINUTES
Could you possi...
MY HOUR'S UP, AND I'M NOT GOING THAT WAY
I'm not upset, I just...
THE HOTEL IS FULL
It's for dinner and I...
Dear friends, you can't imagine...