Out Of Time III - L.S.D. - Letras Sin Desperdicio
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  Thursday, September 4th, 2008 10:23 am

Out Of Time 3
(marker and digital post-production)


I'm not sure if this page is funny at all in English,as it had many puns that were hard to translate.Puns in English are said to be the lowest form of humor,but in Spanish they are a form of wit —sure,there are some bad puns in Spanish,but most words are longer and more complex than in English and making any kind of word play needs a good timing and very good observation skills.The original version of this comic is based upon the pun that in Spanish the word for 'vaccine' is 'vacuna',which also means both 'cattle' and 'cow-related'.

This is also the last page of Out Of Time.It seems the magazine that published this project has been cancelled.
Oh swell.It was fun while it lasted.

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zroing
Marina Neira
Friday, September 5th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)

Too bad, I liked what little I got to see of this strip. Personally, I think the "vacuna" pun gets completely lost in the translation; I didn't think about it at all even though I speak both English and Spanish fluently. I really like the punch line, though! =)

By the way, if you like puns, you must like Asterix if you've read it before. It's a favorite of mine. I don't find the puns nearly as funny in English as I did when I read the comics in Spanish as a child, though...

-Marina

Edited at 2008-09-05 12:14 am (UTC)


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)

Thanks! The punch line was one of the parts I was afraid it would get lost in the translation.

As a matter of fact,I own the Astérix series on hardcover —I'm only missing the albums after 'Astérix chez Rahazade' (the travel to India) and the prose storybooks,but only because no local bookstores are carrying those books.One of these days I should save some money and get them directly fron an European shop.


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zroing
Marina Neira
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)

Speaking of Asterix --I am so annoyed! I've been taking my volumes with me when I go to write/draw at Starbucks, and I noticed the binding falls apart like nothing after reading them just a couple of times! And believe me, I am crazy careful with them.

To think that I bought paperbacks to save a little money (paperback was $9.00, hardcover $12.00, and I was buying many.) Now I wish I had bought them all hardcover like you did!

But hey, if you have so many, you have the bad ones too, right? =P I've never read the "Falling Sky" one, but just reading about it on Wikipedia gives me chills. Do you have it?

-Marina

P.S. How about Lucky Luke? Do you like those, too? I do!


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)

Well,Goscinny died right after the release of 'Astérix chez les Belges'.The next 4 albums (the story of the village divided in 2,the trip to Mesopotamia,the adoptive son story and the trip to India) are said to be among the 'bad ones' but I own those and never saw anything bad in them.Haven't read any of the remaining 5 albums (and the 8 prose storybooks,except for the one featuring Obélix origins) since the local branch of Grijalbo suddenly decided to stop publishing the series around here.

Of the Lucky Luke books,I've read one or two and very long ago.I like Westerns,but BD-wise,I always liked the Tintin,Lt. Blueberry,Smurfs and Babar books.

Ah,and for falling bindings,in my experience,the best solution is white glue.


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