Fishes upon fishes? Allegorical iconography?
June 30, 2008 7:07 PM   Subscribe

What, if anything, is this picture from the comic book Castle Waiting based on?

I'm with Tolly here, I don't understand allegorical iconography. Is it based on an existing picture or concept? There's no explanation from the author anywhere, and it hasn't appeared in the comic before or since.
posted by shirobara to Religion & Philosophy (6 answers total)
Bosch? (wiki)
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:16 PM on June 30, 2008

No wait...Bruegel.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:44 PM on June 30, 2008

An explanation of the picture's meaning.
posted by belladonna at 7:52 PM on June 30, 2008

Big Fish Eat Little Fish

Further information, analysis, and a clearer print.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:53 PM on June 30, 2008

posted by cowbellemoo at 7:53 PM on June 30, 2008

Thank you very much! That's very interesting in the comic's context, I really appreciate it.

It's funny that a GIS for "big little fish" would have done it -- I was mucking up my searches with "christian" "allegorical" "iconography" and so on...
posted by shirobara at 2:18 AM on July 1, 2008

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