Vodje De Zwerver was one of many one strip cartoons which Bob De Moor (using RDM as signature) created in his early career. Unfortunately none of these would ever see a publication as an album, except for the 1948 cartoons which were published in a mega rare edition by Pierre Verheylewegen in which the cartoons made by De Moor between 1948 and 1951 in the Vodje De Zwerver, Kareltje, De Rosse and Mieleke en Dolf series were collected.
Today we present you a Vodje De Zwerver cartoon (click on the image to enlarge it) which was published in the weekly magazine De Zweep on Sunday November 9, 1947 called “Vodje de zwerver vindt slaapgelegenheid” (Freely translated in English to “Raggy the tramp finds a sleeping place”). In this cartoon you see Vodje De Zwerver looking for a place to sleep. Little does he know that he has found the perfect spot on the statue – which gets inaugurated in frame 2 – of Inspector Pakvast, De Schrik der Landlopers (in English: Inspector Holdme, nicknamed ‘The Scare of the Tramps’).
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