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Having recently acquired the entire current run of Jack of Fables by... certain means... I wanted to share a part of the hilarious fun the series embodies with its most beloved background character.

Who is Babe?
The Blue Ox that Paul Bunyan ran around with.

Why's Babe so small?
It's slightly complicated; read Jack of Fables.

What's all this craziness in the scenes going on around Babe?
The little guy tries not to concern himself with such matters. He is a wandering poet, adrift in the world. Long as there's someone to feed him, take him out for walks, and give him a good nuzzle once and a while, his worries are few.

Why doesn't Babe ever talk?
He prefers to keep to himself; largely he thinks a lot.

What does a miniature blue ox think about all the time?
Good question...

Back with more of the Blue Bull tomorrow.

9 pages from 9 issues of Jack of Fables.

Date: 2010-04-17 04:04 am (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I always wanted to try writing one of those.

Date: 2010-04-17 04:11 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Somebody has been with Garfield and Hobbes too long.

Date: 2010-04-17 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
Snoopy. Garfield has fantasized occasionally and Hobbes is one, but it's Snoopy that puts that kind of detail into his fantasy life.

Date: 2010-04-17 01:51 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Now I want to see Snoopy and Babe team up to fight the Red Baron.

Date: 2010-04-17 05:06 am (UTC)
just_kazari: (Default)
From: [personal profile] just_kazari
Adorable! Very "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

Date: 2010-04-17 06:07 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
God, I love Babe.

Date: 2010-04-17 06:18 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Just to the negative nancy combo breaker...I really don't get the appeal of these. For one, it's just the same image repeated for six panels with different dialogue. It's no different than Dinosaur Comics, which I hate to say it, but I'm not a fan of either.

Plus, it adds nothing to the story and is kind of a waste of a page every month.

Sorry, folks. It's just one of those things I just don't get.

Date: 2010-04-17 06:35 am (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
Yeah, I don't get it either. The one with him pissing on the bike rack was kind of humorous but the rest make me wish he'd get some therapy.

Date: 2010-04-17 08:31 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Why would you need therapy for a little harmless daydreaming?

Date: 2010-04-17 08:41 am (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
There's something oddly macabre about these to me. As if he's coming up with zany scenarios to escape being a small house pet. I dunno. Just seems weird.

Date: 2010-04-17 11:25 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I don't get macabre out of this so much as endless imagination. And sort of reminds me of the song Rich Fantasy Lives (Which is a 3.56Mb MP3 file before anyone on dialup clicks on it) by our own resident filker (well one of them) Tom Smith.

Date: 2010-04-17 06:41 pm (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (zoom)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
Do you feel the same about Snoopy's various fantasy lives?
Serious question.

Date: 2010-04-17 09:44 pm (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
I couldn't say. I'm not a huge reader of Peanuts.

Date: 2010-04-17 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ondine
But it's funny.

Date: 2010-04-17 03:57 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
To you, yes.

To me, no.

Date: 2010-04-17 07:58 pm (UTC)
ghosty732: Cinderella from Vertigo's Fables (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
These pages are just another example of why Jack of Fables is not my kind of book, even though Fables is probably my favourite book out there.

I just don't find them funny, either.

Date: 2010-04-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Agreed. Booooooooring. Never funny and too much to read with next to nothing going on in the panels. I always skip them, but it's still annoying to me since (as you said) it's a waste of a page they could be using elsewhere. Not to mention I feel for the artist having to keep track of a little blue pet that does nothing through most the book. :-P

Date: 2010-04-17 06:12 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Yeah, it's sort of different (and occasionally dirty) iterations on the Snoopy-Sopwith Camel theme, but they're still funny. I'll probably check this out, if for no other reason than to find out where that black bra came from.

Date: 2010-04-17 10:00 pm (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Even though I didn't like Jack of Fables at all (though I've giving it another shot these days because of the change in protagonist), the Babe pages were always great. Before I dropped the series, they were often the only thing I truly enjoyed in a given issue.


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