Comic 26 - I am but the Countess's humble magic mirror

Posted on 26th Oct 2015, 5:24 PM in The Double
I am but the Countess's humble magic mirror
Prudi: A-Alcydia!
Mirror: Not so, oh mistress! I am but the countess's humble magic mirror!
Prudi: A magic mirror! Fantastic! Magic me out of here!
Mirror: That is not within my powers, oh mistress!
Prudi: Then what is? Show me!
Mirror: I obey!
The mirror sets Prudi down before her and gets to work.
Mirror: Shower, pancake, toothbrush, bikini wax, haircut, nail varnish, enema, lip gloss, sand blast, delousing, massage, floss, rouge, manicure, hair removal, falcon powder, perfume
Prudi: Mommy!
Prudi stands up in a new dress and with curlers in her hair.
Prudi: Gods! All that in two minutes flat!... so fast I can smell scorching?
Mirror: You flatter me! Regrettably, the smell is caused by the fact that your suite is on fire...
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ReinderDijkhuis 26th Oct 2015, 5:24 PM edit delete
ReinderDijkhuis
Magic Mirror, a song by Daniel from the musical The Double based on this scene. Vocals by Afija Chan (Magic Mirror) and Kim Middel (Prudi). The scene on which this is based started on the previous page but the majority of it is on this one so we're putting the song here.


At the time Daniel drew these in the early 1990s, I don't think he'd done a lot of comics before. It was often a challenge to get all the words into the balloons he drew for them. I tried to keep 'cheating' (i.e. using digital tools to expand the balloons) to a minimum, but this sometimes led to lettering that was ill-fitting or too small. I think I could create a better looking digital lettering now - and also if I were to redo the pages now, I would target a width of 800 pixels or more for all of them, which would be very helpful when it comes to using the space more effectively.

For the record, the Mirror says the following: Shower, pancake, toothbrush, bikini wax, haircut, nail varnish, enema, lip gloss, sand blast, delousing, massage, floss, rouge, manicure, hair removal, falcon powder, perfume.