Maybe because I think about time travel way too much, these guys could have obviously planned better.
IMHO, if I ever time travel, I’d bring gold because throughout time, it’s served as a universal currency and even if there’s not an outright gold standard, people always buy gold. Getting money isn’t even a huge issue if you’re going to the future, as all you have to do is bring something from your time and then you can make a fortune from your pristine condition “antique.” Heck, I bet they could have made enough money to buy that gun if they sold their outdated bills to a collector.
Now most people would be worried about the ramifications of interrupting the flow of time but considering these guys want to travel in time to make it so Hitler wins WWII suggests they’re not too concerned about how their interactions in the future will affect time as a whole.
Yes, I do realize it was a comic and it wouldn’t be funny if they took one of these routes but seriously, gotta think this sort of thing with time travel.
The dialogue, “See! Your president falls to Earth in geometric segments!” is reminiscent of the cult-favourite Golden Age cartoonist Fletcher Hanks (he of the I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! anthology).
champthom: what you forget is that the discovery that quantum information can indeed escape the event horizon of a black hole strongly implies that any theoretical time machine we may one day construct will be able to transfer only useless and comical items.
Well – being a German I do really tire of the angloamerican simplification on the Nazis.
I am really, really not one of them, rather Anarchist in my views.
And possibly some of the newer, gut-angry streetmobs who call themselves skinheads in germany nowadays may be as dumb as you picture them…
But the real intelligent right winger – in the 1930s as well as nowadays – those guys are dangerous. Do not simplify the movement that threw down all of Europe and was only stopped by two superpowers 8 and 14 times stronger in armed men, after having already fought for six years….
And is now reemerging powerfully in all of Europe – as well as being fostered and helped by out of the US.
George: Enjoyed the article, and am continually dismayed that Canada is a reliable source of soulless, deluded corporate unit-shifters masquerading as artists.
Unbalanced: Actually it was meant to be a washer, but they’ll probably have a comparable value in the 22nd century.
Wellwellwell: Oh, i’m not trying to simplify them, believe me. It’s just a case of sometimes needing to step back from the horror of reality and take comfort in the fact that the most extreme of these people are fundamentally ridiculous and insane and will thankfully never rule even a lemonade stand, let alone the world (right wingers in general, on the other hand, control all the lemonade). Don’t assume that everything I know/think about nazis and/or right wingers in general is contained in this particular comic, ’cause it sure isn’t. I greatly wish not to be what you accuse me of, though you are absolutely right to be so vigilant.
Winston I need to ask, were you trying to be ironic in the first comic? (I’m seriously not trolling). You gave the Neo-Nazi an Uzi, which is an Israeli made gun. If you did that on purpose that is the most genius subtly I’ve been able to actually get.
You have fantastic talent for the human figure and should consider doing a serious study of Albrecht Durer’s book on human proportion. Your proportions are sometimes a bit shite. This comic is a good example of that, as is your latest — the two women in the bar.
I find that disappointing ’cause I have come to love your imaginative comics and crave them.
The overall effect of slightly off proportions for me is like having a watery cup of tea.