Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Medieval Entertainment



A new page from my book about Hieronymus Bosch. If the blind guys get to club the pig to death, they can have it and eat it. If they just club each other, they will have to go to bed without any bacon.

9 comments:

alkbazz said...

waw! wonderful drawing!

Dieter VDO said...

Yep, amazing! Very funny too.
Can't wait for that book!

Gaspard said...

Wow !

Marcel Ruijters said...

Dieter: the book is not going to happen before 2016, i'm affraid. :-)

That will be the Jheronimus Bosch year. (he died in 1516)

Dieter VDO said...

Oh, okay...
In that case I'll wait patiently. ;-)

Human Mollusk said...

Swell page, Marcel! And with your commentary to go with it it's even funnier.

Marcel Ruijters said...

Thanks, but I am just stating the historical facts, FuFu!
Pigs would roam around in the filth of medieval cities. They were owned bij the city (stealing them could send you to the gallows, etc) and they were to be slaughtered at specific days, like Saint Martin's Day, the day on which this cruel game with the blind was held. For this reason they were given individual names referring to those holidays.

alkbazz said...

after all this sounds a bit like tauromachie

Marcel Ruijters said...

That's an interesting comparison, Alkbazz.