May ’18 – Three From The Vault – The Royal Weeding

Posted: May 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: From The Vault | No Comments »

By Royal Diss- Appoint – ment…. Seems somewhat apt to share this today. Quite possibly the strangest thing Agent Rob‘s ever drawn, published in Wasted Comic to coincide with the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The initial idea was cooked up in collaboration with the Emperor – who at that time was working with the mighty Alex Ronald on the initial Vampire Vixens strips, also for Wasted – but as the back and forth dried up I ran (at something of a directionless half-pelt) with this vaguest of ideas. That it took me until this post to christen this “The Royal Weeding”  kind of says it all. (The boy on the donkey in the final panel of page one is based on a take on the kid Mark from Gentle Ben that I used to draw in Secondary School….)

If it’s not entirely apparent (anyone?!) the strip is Prince William trying to recollect all the crazy things that went on at their wedding, his memories/flashbacks triggered by what’s happening on the beach. So there we have The Royal Yacht Britannia pitching up in a fountain in Las Vegas and Elvis helping out with yet another ceremony. And, if feverish, fizzled-out finales are your thing then this certainly fails to deliver – it seems Will has married Kate…. and (the mystery man is) Prince Harry! I think we’re missing an, “awrite, bruv?” from the second to last panel to complete the eclectic tale. Still, nice zippy art from my official “rattling any old scripts out to help plug the gaps in Wasted” period….

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