Paris in the 20th Century page 24

Welcome to the half way point!
Thank you to everyone who has been reading along and has shared this book with their friends. We can’t wait for you to see what happens in the second half of the book!

Upcoming appearance: Keri and Brian will be at Emerald City Comic Con (no, we are not invited guests, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go, right???). Find us at the show (Brian will be rocking the handlebar mustache!) and get a prize! That’s right! All you have to do is say hello and you can get an exclusive Paris in the 20th Century prize!

Notes about today’s page:

Panel 5:

Pablo, Jean, Kiki and Le Caveau: Tamara De Lempicka was quite the Bohemian in the early 20′s.  She was friends with Pablo (Picasso) and Jean (Cocteau).  I added Kiki as a nod to Kiki de Montparnasse (or Alice Prin) whose life made a pretty awesome comic of its own last year. These three (along with Tamara) were fixtures of early 1920′s Paris night life.

La Caveau is a nod to one of Paris’ most important night clubs (although it did not become a jazz club until 1946).

Keri and I had a great debate about Lamantine.  When I wrote the script, Tamara says that they will have a toast in “his memory”.  I wrote Lamantine as a boy.  This raised a few eyebrows in Keri’s house.  “Aren’t ships traditionally named after women?”

I countered that Lamantine (which is manatee in French) was a boy because a: it is a MANatee, and b: manatees have whiskers which look a lot like a mustache.  therefore, Lamantine was a boy.

We went back and forth before I finally gave in and allowed Lamantine to have a sex change.

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