This one-page comic strip was a gift
from Dan's frequent
French-translator and friend Jean-Daniel Breque, a
writer in his own right. Also, it seems, a good comic-book
artist. What makes this especially funny to Dan is
that it illustrates mistakes -- well, idiocies, really
-- that Dan not
only created but allowed into his American and British
editions, only to be discovered by Jean-Daniel during
The "125-house powered speedboat" could
be explained away as a typo, but "Gideon Knot!!!???"
(Dan was trying for Gordian Knot, of course.) He must
have been in a motel when he typed that.
Hello, I am Frederic Rollin, an amateur
drawer, from France.
This is the portrait of Captain Montgomery in "Les
fosses d'Iverson". This story would be wonderful
in a "comix",
An English translation of the caption is: "Those
survived where bleeding on the grass or were crawling
to the Fornay House." My email for any comments