2: Petit Trees (sketch)

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Petit Trees (sketch)
"Petit" being a reference to Le Petit Prince, which I only thought about halfway through the sketch
Title text: "Petit" being a reference to Le Petit Prince, which I only thought about halfway through the sketch

[edit] Explanation

The early comics sometimes do not present a particular point, but are just pictures drawn by Randall.

Le Petit Prince was a novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943, about the titular "Little Prince", who lives on an asteroid and visits other inhabited asteroids and eventually the Earth. The book is filled with drawings of the asteroid, the prince, and the travels they make. It is noted how, on occasion, baobab trees can begin to grow on these asteroids, and should they not be immediately uprooted, the growth of their roots would tear the asteroid apart. In this drawing, the roots are encircling the sphere, rather than piercing it, as Le Petit Prince describes.

[edit] Transcript

[Two trees are growing on opposite sides of a sphere.]

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the fourth comic originally posted on livejournal. The previous was 3: Island (sketch). The next was 1: Barrel - Part 1. View archive here.
  • Original title: "Le Petit"
  • Original Randall quote: "Another fairly old drawing that I scanned."
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