That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Lose the cummerbund, Abe.

  2. win

    win said, about 2 years ago

    Weird with a beard…

  3. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, about 2 years ago

    Honestly Abe.

  4. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 2 years ago

    @margueritem

    That’s not a cummerbund, it’s a girdle, so that his bullfighting suit will fit.
    Odd…today I had to open the image in a separate tab to see it.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    Kinda young for abe in 1863. Maybe this was when he was training to be a lawyer…
    .

    Is that a trophy from the Black Hawk War?

  6. finale

    finale said, about 2 years ago

    Looks like Abe got a very unwelcome present from the Spanish Ambassador.

  7. BlackTie

    BlackTie said, about 2 years ago

    I’m too sexy for my stovepie.

  8. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Clicking it here will actually show a larger image than the one found here, or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry. Who says GoComics doesn’t at least try?

    Young Man in the Costume of a Majo (links show description and Wikipedia pages, Costume description’s Google translated text, title; I recommend you use separate tabs for both the Costume and translated links) is described by its current-location page (click the image there for an interactive enlargement of its different coloration image) or alternate page.

    Another different coloration, click-to-enlarge image can be found here. Another different coloration image can be found here. The artist‘s (better artist link than last time) bio, Wikipedia page (Google translated French Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories at each level).

    Fifth of the 11 works (for some reason this, this, this, and the blog entry from the first line, aren’t in the list today; perhaps others will be missing in the future) by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  9. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    Amish Youth Gone Wild !

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 2 years ago

    @mabrndt

    Yup, I was right. “Majo” is a Spanish word meaning “handsome/pleasant (young man)” and the costume was the basis of the “traje de luces” (suit of lights, ie bullfighting suit). Skin tight, form-fitting, eye-candy.
    Interestingly enough, in Spanish portraiture, the nude female lying voluptuously all over a sofa is known as a “Maja.”
    However in the North of Spain, “majo/a” is simply a complement, like calling you “sweetie” or “honey.”

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 2 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    And here I thought Mary washed his vest in hot water.

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    So the title is Young Man in the Costume of a Handsome/Pleasant Young Man?? Sort of redundant.

  13. Joe

    Joe said, about 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    You win!!!! (and the Rumspringa includes a tour as a picador!)

  14. Joe

    Joe said, about 2 years ago

    @mabrndt

    perhaps "pleasant young MALE is more accurate? The root is maj-, complted by the appropriate gender, I think.

  15. Joe

    Joe said, about 2 years ago

    “Perhaps this bathroom rug will stop the horns…”

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