Comic 271

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Steve sees ivory in his future.

Link: Comic 271

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: elephantastic - part 1

Date: April 3, 2007

Summary: Beaver and Steve search for the Graveyard of the Elephants, but find snails.

Cast: Beaver, Steve

Onomatopoeias used: "CRAWL", "DEAD"

Number of panels: 10


Panel 1

Beaver: "Ooh - Where are you off to Steve?"
Steve walks with a PURPOSEFUL STRIDE with his SAFARI GEAR on.

Panel 2

Steve: "I am off to discover the fabled graveyard of the elephants, a secret location where, legend has it, all elephants go to die!"
Beaver: "Coo! Why?"

Panel 3

Steve: "For the ivory!"
Ivory tusks appear in Steve's eyes.

Panel 4

And so...
Steve: "Behold! The graveyard of the elephants!"
Steve exclaims in a cavern.

Panel 5

Beaver and Steve stand in cave among snails.
Beaver holds a (dead?) snail.
Beaver: "Actually Steve, I think this is the graveyard of the snails."
Steve stands perlexed.
Beaver points at snail.
Steve: "Are you sure? Couldn't they just be small, swirly elephants?"

Panel 6

Beaver: "No, look!"
Snail crawls into scene.
Steve looks perplexed.

Panel 7

Steve watches snail CRAWL

Panel 8

Steve watches snail CRAWL

Panel 9

Snail falls over DEAD.
Steve: "Gasp!"

Panel 10

Steve: "Damn those perspicacious pachyderms! I'll find their graveyard yet!"
Beaver kneels down to dead snail.
Beaver: "Rest well, noble beast. Sniff!"
Snail spirit rises out of snail body.

Fun Facts

  • When snails die, they go to heaven, finally freed from the weight they carried with them in life. On the other hand slugs, well known for leading lives of sin and debauchery, are doomed to labour beneath shells of lead for all eternity in hell. Salty hell.



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