March 10th, 2009

A Birthday

The Wizard's Tale

The Wizard's Tale by Kurt Busiek and David Wenzel  A fantasy graphic novel.

Once upon a time (all good stories should start like that ;) there was a wizard.  Bafflerog Rumplewhisker.  Being an evil wizard, he was brewing up a storm to dump on the village below.  His best friend, a toad named Gumpwort, told him he didn't have to do it, but, as Bafflerog explains, he's an evil wizard.  He comes from a long line of evil wizards, and what they do is evil wizardry.  What would he be if he were not an evil wizard?

His cute little alchemicals (the only thing he can summon, when all the other evil wizards can get glooms) get into the spell, and the next thing he knows he's cast a rainstorm.  The villagers are jumping for joy -- there had been a drought -- and then a rainbow appears.  Which means the sun can't be far behind.

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