Chip Off The Old Block

Chip Off The Old Block

Yes, before there were Disney rodents and dick-swingin' hunks, there was Thomas Chippendale, the famous furniture craftsman whose works were wildly popular in 18th century England.

Comic transcript

[1756; Somewhere in England] (CW, to a shop proprietor) "If I may pose a frivolous question to you, kind sir... how would you prefer that your name be immortalized... by a couple of illustrated chipmunks, or by a regiment of ribald male dancers?" (And with that we glance at the exterior of the shop to reveal that the man's name is Thomas Chippendale)

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