Kittens for Christian

“Kittens for Christian”

Kittens for Christian

11 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Fantagor #3 (1972) [VERS.1]. Reprinted [B&W] in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976) [VERS.2], [COLOR] in Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)[VERS.3]and [COLOR] in Children of Fire #3 (1988) [VERS.4].
Story: Jan Strand. Primitive Color by Zipatone Overlays/Art: Richard Corben (signed as R. Corben, in both reprinted versions 1972). Lettered by hand (Corben).

France [FRA]: as “Des chatons pour Charlie” in Ogre (1979).
Germany [GER]: as “Kätzchen für Christian” as a 2 part serial in Schwermetall #18 (1981) to #19 (1981), and as a 2 part serial in Schwermetall, Sammelband #5.
The Netherlands [NL]: as “Christiaans katjes” in Richard Corben #1 [NL]: Elf Gruwelijke Verhalen (1980).
Spain [SPA: as “Gatitos para Christian” [B&W] in Corben o la ternura del monstruo (1979) and [B&W] in Richard Corben obras completas #3 (1985).

Style: Color with black line. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Post War world. Surviving. Giant animals.
Synopsis: People tries to survive in Post War world. Animals have become gigantic monsters. Guys want to eat pet kittens they find, but Christian don’t. He escapes with kittens.
Comment: Corben’s color artwork has nothing new to give, nor do Jan Strand’s story. In Children of Fire #3 suppoused to be a story “Meet the Faces you Feet” instead of this one.
Alternatives: Color versions ([VERS.1]/[VERS.3]/[VERS.4]) are close to each other. The biggest difference is the “brown” shirts. In [VERS.1] it is blueish, in [VERS.3] redish, and in [VERS.4] brownish. And one of the few biggest difference you can find from a single frame on pg 7 (last one): in version [VERS.3] it is the most lighest one. The person for who Luter is showing a kitty, has shirt same color as his face. Generally the version [VERS.3] has got the most lightest colors all over.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

Kittens for Christian, 11 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: August 24, 1997. Last updated: June 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

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