The King And I

The King And I

I drew this a couple months ago, but I put off processing it until a timely event... in this case, Elvis Presley's birthday. This is a good example of what I like to call the "Gumpification" of history... just like in the movie "Forrest Gump" where Forrest is portrayed as originating stuff like the smiley face, the "Shit Happens" bumper sticker and Elvis's gyrating moves.

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - [1958] (CW, looking at a just-purchased jar of peanut butter in her hands, to herself) Sweet. Another "vintage" label for my collection! Smells good t- [WHAM! A man in "dress greens" knocks CW over on the bench she's sitting on – and something's in her peanut butter] (Soldier) "Oh my. I'm so sorry, ma'am! I was runnin' to catch the bus and I tripped on somethin'..." (CW) "I'm okay... Hey, you got your banana in my peanut butter!" (Soldier) "You got 'chur peanut butter on my banana! [takes a bite] Hmmm. Actually, this don't taste half bad!" (CW) "Um... yeah... it's even better on a sandwich!" (Soldier) "I gotta run... but thankya! Thankyaverymuch!" (CW, to herself) What the...! Was that...? [2008] (TV announcer) Elvis especially loved snacking on Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches... (MG) "Ew, sounds yucky... Whoever gave him that idea?" (CW, eyes rolling) "Lord only knows..."

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