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Thursday 7 May 2015

"Loaker In The Sky"


Issue#99: "Loaker In The Sky"

Loaker and Feigenbaum take a hot air balloon trip...  

Notes and references:

The title of this strip "Loaker In The Sky" comes from "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", a song primarily written by  John Lennon for The Beatles' 1967 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.

Loaker and his imaginary friend Feigenbaum decide to take a Hot Air Balloon journey over Moloch Falls. While Feigenbaum reflects on things, Loaker decides to spit on the people below.

Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in France 1783.

This is one of the few issues where the viewer can get a sense of what the town of Moloch Falls looks like.

 The idea of this issue came from looking at original Moomins strips and images of the main characters in a Hot Air Balloon. The Moomins were created by a writer and illustrator called Tove Jansson in Sweden and Finland. The strips focus on the adventures of The Moomin family, a group of fairy tale troll creatures.

Feigenbaum last appeared in issue#92: "Love and Other Imaginary Things" and Loaker last appeared in issue#95: "Gremlin Gulliver's Travels".

The Hot Air Balloon that they are on has a Pooka face on the actual balloon.

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