Two original covers for a series called Atomic Clones which was never released after its publisher, Comico, went bankrupt in 1990. The first is by Erik Larsen and Al Gordon, and the second is by Richard Case. Also included is a pin-up by series artist, Paris Cullins.
Brigitte Bardot on one Harley Davidson and Serge Gainsbourg for the direction of his song “Harley Davidson” during the broadcast Show realized by Francois Reichenbach. Photos by Jean Adda. Paris, November 4, 1967.
lowkey you should write stuff about lumiere or any of the other staff members babysitting smol adam
Lumiere treats him to shadow-shows, the way they used to do it in Paris: sheets pinned up to walls, a performer tucked behind with a candle at hand, and slim, skinny fingers skillfully scissoring and cutting in front of the light to create animals and monsters and princes and wolves. Lumiere does voices—bad ones, but they work—and tells stories with only his hands and his heart.
He follows Cogsworth on his rounds. The old man tells him why things go where, the history of how this or that came to be, and that’s dull, but the way Cogsworth looks at him in pride if he asks a good question or remembers some useless fact is worth the walk and worth the boredom. Sometimes Cogsworth lets him hold his big, antique watch, and admire its heavy tick against his hand.
Mrs. Potts never kicks him from the kitchen. There is always tea there, always toast, always food that was lifted from his reach because “that’s too rich for little boys.” She can be stern, but she is also warmer than warm, practically steaming with all the affection that radiates from her wide smile and bustling frame. She gives him dishes to dry and treated him like a normal little boy, albeit a treasured one.
Plumette tickles him with the featherduster. He asks her to, so she gets out her pencil and draws dragons and minotaurs on his face, barring her teeth and trying a high-pitched, giggling snarl to make him laugh. he tries to follow her around the castle but she turns it into a game of tag, outrunning him through the palace, flying past him through the doors. he wants to try dress-up so she loans him her boa and heels.
Chapeau lets him ride on his shoulders around the palace. The man never says a word, but he quietly makes sure that the little boy will not fall or hurt himself, and he always, somehow, has lemon drops to share.
Cadenza and Garderobe, if we imagine they were around when Adam was growing up, teach him how to sing, and how to dance, and even a little bit of harpsichord, though Cadenza is careful with the keys. Garderobe loans him a pair of panniers to build a fort out of, and playfully competes with him to see who can hit the higher notes. Cadenza gives him blank sheet music and shows him how to read and write on it, and also gives him eccentric wisdom that has little helpful value.
ok but grantaire who is Always Ready To Help but doesnt quite get it. enjolras encourages him to "spread their message" but you see, enjolras has a LOT of messages and after the second bottle they all sort of blur together so R ends up running around the streets of paris pinning up posters that read ambiguous shit like "DONT YOU THINK THIS KING SUCKS" and "STOP EVERYTHING 1K832" bc he doesnt Know What The Message Is but they all have incredible sketches of enj alive with passion so its ok
Honestly I love the hc that the Amis’ goals are all over the place. Their ultimate aim is true equality but that’s such a broad topic? So a meeting will start, and (assuming this in modern AU) Jehan will bring up, I don’t know, the wage gap or something, and everyone gets super heated about that. Then Bahorel will angrily talk about some shitty anti-queer law that just got passed in the US since that happens a lot. And everyone gets heated about that.
And then there’s Grantaire off to the side like I Signed Up For This but once he gets drinking it’s a lot harder to separate the issues that are talked about on any given night and yep the poster thing happens
Here’s the thing: the posters actually work. People start showing up like “yeah I saw that ‘DOWN WITH BAD PEOPLE’ poster and wanted to know more” and all of the Amis are just kind of like. ???? And Grantaire’s wondering what exactly he did right since he never does anything right, there must be some kind of loss of communication here (hint: the sketches helped). But no one’s more confused and pleased than Enjolras who was ehh about R helping them out since he doesn’t actually believe in The Greater Good.
Grantaire believed in Enjolras from the very beginning, but that’s when Enjolras starts to believe in Grantaire, too.