Saturday, March 30, 2013

001: Family Tree

I decided to introduce a new group of comics featuring Greek Mythology since I have always loved the stories as a little kid.  Here is my first attempt starring Zeus and Hera.

Inspired by the song I'm My Own Grandpa by Ray Stevens.  Here's the lyrics--

Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three 
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be  
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red  
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed
This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my life  

For now my daughter was my mother, 'cause she was my father's wife  
And to complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy 
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad  

And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad 
For if he were my uncle, then that also made him brother  
Of the widow's grownup daughter, who was of course my step-mother
Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run  

And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son  
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue  
Because although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too
Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild  

And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild 
'Cause now I have become the strangest 'case you ever saw 
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa
I'm my own grandpa, I'm my own grandpa 

It sounds funny, I know but it really is so 
I'm my own grandpa


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