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6 Degrees of Francis Bacon Day 5: Doc Ock vs On The Buses

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

…or Roy Orbison Vs Hitler.

Doctor Octopus On The Buses

“Thanks” to Jeremy Marshall and Neill Cameron, who suggested the subjects for today’s pic. I can honestly say I never thought I’d see a crossover between classic Marvel Comics and 70s British sitcoms. Certainly never thought I would be drawing it. Of course, the entire cast of On The Buses would have been a little too much, so apart from Blakey, some of the others are just alluded to in the background. I could have gone into more detail (and added that show’s protagonist, Reg Varney, who was apparently the 1970s equivalent of Justin Timberlake in terms of popularity and heart throb status), but sanity prevailed. Incidentally, devotees of that particular monolith of 70s culture will notice that I went for a green bus as in the original series – in the movies (which are, amazingly, not canonical with the TV series) they were red. I like to keep it real.

You may have heard that the BBC are making an Only Fools & Horses prequel series. If ITV ever decide to go for an On The Buses: The Early Years, then the kid that plays Jay in The Inbetweeners is a shoo in for the Bob Grant role.

What next? Surely the possibilities for connections to Doctor Octopus and On The Buses are endless. Make your suggestions, along with your connection, for future pictures in the blog comments, on my Twitter feed, or at the Facebook Group.

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