Christopher Leary: stories, photographs and some history lessons
the Attic: lostkiwi's museum of pretty pictures and the telling detail
I found this comic book in Athens. I thought it might be old but it’s only from 2015. The last time the Greeks went a-colonising was a couple of thousand years ago but here for the delectation of Greek children we have a classic colonial tale. Given the palm trees, I’m guessing the white man is visiting an island that doesn’t belong to him. It would seem the black guy here has read his Fanon, especially the bit about ‘violent resistance’, because he is very fierce and is about to plunge his dagger into the rather concerned-looking white man. Although 19th century Greeks were too busy being colonised by the Ottomans to be colonisers themselves, it seems that today’s Greeks still enjoy colonial tales where the white guy always wins (as Mister No does here). Perhaps Hollywood has something to do with this.