I mainly did this comic to showcase my skills as caricaturist.
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The first thing you notice about this comic is probably the huge title sign at the top. The one that says “Part of The Rhubarb Connection – an epic tale so epic it confuses”. You might wonder why it’s there and what it means. You might even be screaming those exact words at the sky right now. Like “why it’s there?!” and “what it means?!”. Again and again. Weird syntax and all. You’re panicking. Calm yourself. I’ll explain it to you and you’ll come to find it’s nothing to get all up in a huffy about.
Every once and while I have been making these comics that kinda tie in together. They have been few and extremely far apart. So much in fact, that I was beginning to fear that no one would notice the already pretty obscure link between them. As a result I thought I would make things just a tad easier for regular readers. I decided to give this convoluted story a name and a fancy banner. That way you probably still won’t know precisely what’s going on, but now at least you’ll know when you’re dealing with “The Rhubarb Connection“.
Aha! You might wonder if this is some sort of prekwill to earlier installments of Anyone for Rhubarb. Namely this and this. Thinking you got it all figured out. All the while, I’m intentionally misspelling prekwill to throw you waaay off. Not unlike a magician who wants you to look at his right hand, so you don’t notice what the left one is doing. All part of my plan to slowly and steadily brand myself as an enigma wrapped in a riddle. I’m not answering any questions you see. I’m posing them. Is prekwills some sort of deep sea fish for example?
Vigilant long time readers may well notice that this looks like a follow up to the classic Rhubarb strip “Something, something, then pirate”. You’re right it is. Not really on popular demand though. Just regular demand. Mostly my own.
Pirates are a safe bet, right? Pirates, cutlass’, bandanas and some awesome boat plundering and things automatically start to reek of smash hit. Pirates are for pop culture of the sea, what zombies are for the mainland. See also pop culture of the air: flaming seagulls of wrath, and pop culture of the forest: That guy Tom Cruise plays in Legend. You can’t go wrong with pirates. Still, you can’t say I didn’t make a darn good try.