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The Curse of Rafinesque


My apologies to those of you who have already read the Rafinesque storyline from the Greystone Inn archives.

It's the (mostly) true story about a botanist who taught at Transylvania University in Kentucky (the place really exists). When he was caught with the college president's wife he was ousted from campus. Upon leaving, he placed a curse on the institution, and, supposedly, every seven years something tragic happens at Transylvania University. The last "Curse Year", by the way, was 2004, so we're due in just two more years.

I couldn't resist using the story as the basis for a special Halloween edition of Phables a few years back. I was always sad that the storyline didn't get the recognition it deserved when it appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News as part of a three-week storyline. So I reformatted the panels into a Phables-type presentation. Enjoy!