Plato’s Cave 22: The Cost of Living

Death and Horus are old friends; this happens a lot.

In case it isn’t clear, Death is offering to not claim the Minotaur if Horus pays a sufficient bribe- I mean, “administrative fee.” The exact value sufficient for that purpose is flexible, apparently.

Plato’s Cave 21: Finding Minos

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That’s it for the tribute comics for now. I started making one for Non Sequiter as well, but it was mainly Capn’ Eddie, and was firmly in the realm of fan art. There’s a narrow line there somewhere.

I’ve a new character to introduce next week! I can’t wait!

Plato’s Cave: Watterson Tribute

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This strip may not look complex, but trying to emulate Bill Watterson’s style from “Calvin and Hobbes” is daunting, in the drawing and in the writing. His comic was a work of art – AND a constant gold mine of philosophical musings. I’ve been trying to match the styles and humor of these artists as closely as I can in these tribute comics, but this one gave me fits to get right – and it really doesn’t measure up.

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Odd Birds

Therioencephaly was all the rage. All the cool kids were doing it.

Of eight bird-headed deities in the Egyptian pantheon, six of them are falcon-headed. I’ve been drawing Horus as something closer to a toucan or hornbill, because he looked better that way.

I’m completely unrepentant about that, by the way. As far as I’m concerned, the Egyptians showed a singular lack of imagination and taste when depicting their gods.

There was also a bull (no relation to Minos), a cat, a hippo, a crocodile, at least one lioness, and Set. We have no idea what Set was, but he was an embarrassment to the family.