03
Apr
10

“covers”–CAPTAIN CONFEDERACY #7

   After re-reading this issue for the first time in almost 2 decades I was immediately puzzled by the cover (I should of course mention you can read this–and EVERY ISSUE– here).  You’ll notice there are essentially four panels surrounding our hero.  “Reading” these panels in a traditional western ‘Z’ formation the events depicted are in the following order: 1,3,4,2.  What’s that all about?

   Well when I drew this “cover” I was at one of the Saturday Cartoonist Conspiracy “Open Studios” and brought this sequential anomaly up.  Everybody there thought it was kind of weird as well.  But I kept drawing….AND THEN IT HIT ME!!! 

    Jeremy(Captain Confederacy) is in the middle of these events for a very important reason, and it’s not just cause the book is named after him.  Jeremy is dead center wearing his trademark Confederate ‘X’.  Now if you ignore western convention and read the cover as an ‘X’ rather than a ‘Z’, you get the events depicted in this sequence: 1,2,3,4.

   Pretty.  Fucking.  Clever.

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2 Responses to ““covers”–CAPTAIN CONFEDERACY #7”


  1. 04/03/2010 at 16:44

    O-o-o-o-o-kay. Hey, it’s your cover. So you get to make up the rules. Pretty darned dramatic whatever order you read it in. Wondering if the “X” reading pattern will ever catch on, though.


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