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No. 137: Hunting

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=137

Strip by: Neil Tarrant

{A cave painting. Crude figures of Oliver and Samantha are shown hunting a bison.}
{Oliver hurls a spear, Samantha fires an arrow.}
{Oliver has an arrow in him, Samantha a spear in her. The bison stands unharmed.}

The author writes:

The idea behind this was initially 'the world's oldest webcomic'. That led me to cave-paintings, and the amazing images which our oldest ancestors were able to produce. The 'joke' (if you can call it such!) was a response to the purely visual nature of the medium.

The Bison/Buffalo was drawn by me based upon some images I had found on the Internet. The people are not inspired by any particular image, but more a general cultural impression of the art style of the time. I quite like how the features I included as a reference to the LMOO style guide-lines make the people more individual and, well, better than if they had been just plain bodies.