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Thursday 17 July 2014

"The Monster at the End of the Garden"

Issue#57: "The Monster at the End of the Garden"

Barnaby and Loaker move Molochstein into their dad's shed....

Notes and References:

The title of the issue isn't a direct reference to any one thing. However it is a play on "The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover", A sesame Street book written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin. In the book, Grover tries to stop the reader from reaching the end of the book, Where he knows there is a monster. It is finally revealed that the monster is Grover himself.

This is the forth appearance of Molochstein, A troll like creature that Barnaby and Loaker met and befriended up in the mountains.

This is also the forth appearance of Beauregarde the grumpy rabbit.

Beauregarde thinks "they'll let anyone stay in this garden", This is a reference to the Mole-Men who previously occupied in the garden in issue#10: "Barnaby and Loaker VS The Mole-Men" until "issue#42: "Beauregarde VS The Mole-Men" when the grumpy rabbit evicted them. It is also his way of stating that he is the main resident of the garden.

The final three panels show Molochstein sitting alone in the shed. This was done to illustrate the point that Molochstein is perhaps feeling as isolated and as lonely as Barnaby was after issue#53: "No Country For Barnaby Banks". It also shows how Molochstein may not have wanted to leave his mountain home.

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