by Frode Øverli
— Påsan… Do you have a minute?
— We have to have a talk! You’re getting so old now that… Well, you know… There are certain things you have to understand!
— Liverpool is not going to win the series this year! And without serious reinforcements we’re not going to win next season either!
— Did you have the talk with him?
— Yes! He realizes the seriousness!
— It’s time for collaging! Let scissors and paper guide you! Get in touch with your creative side!
— Still a slimy frog!
Han Ola og Han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Hello Per!— Yes, and same to you.— Things are going well over there then?—
How’s it going with them and the teacher?—
Ha! Ha! Ha!— I thought I would start up tomorrow if that’s alright for you.—
Yes, yes, so goodbye then.
— I don’t understand what that spiky wheel is for.
— Oh shucks! I’ll show you!
— It’s no trick to run this kind of thing. Just hit it, Ola. My word, it—
— Giddy up, Frank!
— —spreads manure so well—
— Giddy up! Giddy up!
This is the first “regular” Han Ola strip, published in Decorah Posten on April 30, 1920. A few did appear before this one, but they varied widely in size and shape and are thus unsuitable for printing here.
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