If. I told you that I had a story-idea of a crises to society, where
financial speculation to benefit personal gain caused the society to
crumble with banks closing and ordinary people losing their savings,
you might think I had some contemporary motives.
If. I then added that the frantic public then elected a black leader,
in whom they placed all their trust to a recovery of society, you would
be certain of my intentions.
When I then said, that I would tell it with animal characters, you would
know that I had a symbolic parable in mind.
If. I furthermore added, that I did this story more than 30 years ago,
you might think, that I myself had telepathic contact with old Nostradamus,
who a long time ago foresaw the terrorist act upon the Twin Towers in
Whatever the matter, You can read the story in question here. Dwight
Decker named it "The coming of the Blot" when he translated
it from the 30 years old comic album of mine, "Klatten Kommer".
It was meant to be published by Fantagraphics in USA, but Kim Thompson
failed to be able to free the album rights from an expensive package
including all kinds of merchandising rights, so it never came to be… And
today the market interest for a printed version – even a compilation
book effort – is non-existing, according to surveys carried out by Michael
Nielsen from Egmont Publishing.
I invented my own prolific character, J. P. Phrogg, for the occasion,
and he was so slimy, that I could use him once more in "The Happy
Water" story and later again he had important roles in my Gnuff
series. It is important to present strong villains in a fairytale, and
J. P. Phrogg I think lived well up to that demand.