Oliver B. Bomble, a gentleman of independent wealth, and his good friend Ocelot delve into the mystery of a mighty giant on a mission to set things straight in the world. The story is published in daily installments and will run until Election Day. All previous installments can be found below the current episode.
That afternoon, Professor Zicboq was at his desk, working diligently on his manuscript.
“Well then,” he said to himself, “I seem to be nearing the end of my study. Just one last bit of fieldwork and I’ll be ready for the conclusion. I’m not sure, though, what to name it: ‘Leadership Syndrome in Our Time’ or ‘Dwarfhood Complexes through the Ages.’ Which shall it be?”
At that moment he was interrupted by the entrance into the room of the great dwarf himself. The latter made straight for the desk and planted himself squarely in front of it.
“Well, well,” said the scientist. “You did slip out and venture into the world, then. Even though I had so urgently advised against it.”
“Yes, I did,” admitted the fellow in his screechy little voice. “I went out and greeted my followers. Is there a law against that? I am the mighty Barribal and I...”
“Calm down, dear Sir,” interrupted the professor with an undefined smile. “Spare me your lines. Of course you are free to go as you please. It’s just that you are hurting your own cause. So what are your plans?”
“Full steam ahead!” Barribal replied. “I want to go back on the air and hammer home every last one of my points!”
“Very well,” agreed the scientist as he pressed a button. “The camera awaits your presence.”
And so the clandestine broadcasts returned to the air, and the familiar face of this giant amongst media personalities once again warmed the hearts of countless viewers across the land.
Translation Copyright © 2014 by Adrian Meerman © Text and Images Toonder Company, Netherlands