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Manhole covers in comics

MANHOLE COVERS begann to be used in every cities at the end of the XIXth century, time of photography development too. So, since that do they appear accidentaly on street pictures.

But to be part of a drawing is not a matter of chance. It depends of the artists decision.

It excluded, first ,stories appening in :

  • the past before end of XIXth c., when manhole covers simply didn't exist.
  • natural environments
  • undefined strange futurist environments.

 

Chantier
Whith thess shoes, no more risk to fall in !...

To add manhole covers to scene show that the artist kows its utility, or likes its look or that the protagonist(s) need a trip in sewers to escape a danger.

So did I search for manhole covers in comics and found some, which I let you see here, as a short catalog :
(Some pages using Javascript don't display well with Netscape, sorry ! ).

ANDREAS

ARNO

BEJA

BILAL

BOILET

BOUCQ

CABANES

CHAUZY

COUTELIS

DENIS

DODO

FLOCH

FONT

GUARRIGUE

GOTLIB

IUSSE

JANO

JUILLARD

LACROIX

LIBERATORE

MARGERIN

MATHIEU

OUIN

PETILLON

RAIVES

ROBERTSON

TARDI

VEYRON


A way to escape danger (In «Bouche du diable» Boucq - Ed. Casterman) !...

 


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