Paleolithic reporting

… and cartooning —  telling a story through pictures in sequence — and story inflation.

Today’s Bizarro, with another variant of the caveman cartoon meme:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

In panel 1, at the top, Caveman 1 tells Caveman 2 the story of a hunt, exhibiting a trophy (which looks a lot like a squirrel). In panel 2, Caveman 2 reports the story in a painting that, um, expands some on the original account, now involving large horned mammals (well, if it’s not true, it’s a good story).

The famous cave paintings are from Spain and France, not in areas where palm trees flourish, but it now seems that cave paintings, or rock paintings more generally, have been found all over the world, and some of them are figurative, and.some of them seem to tell stories through sequences of pictures. Well, Se non è vero è ben trovato.

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