From our continental correspondent – Fluide Glacial goes Python
In a Special Edition, on the shelves this month, French satirical magazine Fluide Glacial pays hommage to those venerable godfathers of absurdist humour, also known as Monty Python. The issue features contributions from comics greats and FG regulars like Gotlib (!), Coyote (who does the cover), Jannin, Berberian, Joan, Dupré, Thiriet, Chauzy and more.
There are stories on the history of Python, Python for beginners, the real killing joke, and more. The surviving Pythons also contribute themselves, with two stories by Terry Jones, some travel journals (what else) from Michael Palin, interviews with Eric Idle and John Cleese, but above all, a vintage and virtually lost comic by Terry Gilliam, based on a script by French surrealist supercartoonist, Fred from almost half a century ago.
The magazine is available from all good newsagents in France and Belgium, so start emigrating (or at least nip over for a visit). And, just to see how your French is going, here’s some wordplay by the master himself, Gotlib :