Did you understand the title of this blog post? Probably not, unless you speak Mangani, the official language of Tarzan and his childhood custodians, the great apes. (For the record, it means: "Beware, a tall great ape kills," which is an especially useful phrase to look out for if you find yourself at cross-purposes with an angry great ape in his/her natural habitat). When I was looking up something in Tarzan-speak, I found this extensive Tarzan Dictionary, which will surely come in handy for anyone wanting to instant message / write poetry in a fairly obscure tongue.
While virtually everyone of legal reading age has heard of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous character, not everyone is aware just how many of Tarzan's adventures are available for free on GoComics. All of the strips on the site are Tarzan classics (i.e. comics from another decade), but the Sundays are a bit more recent. The Tarzan Sunday newspaper strip made its debut in March of 1931 and continued into the '90s. Through my editing duties, I've caught a glimpse of some of the upcoming storylines, and they're pretty korak*.
While we're on the subject of Tarzan, there's one more game I'd like to share with you and invite you to play as well. It consists of taking the final panel from the August 8, 2012 strip and pasting it on to the end of other 3- or 4-panel newspaper comics. I've found that virtually any comic can be drastically dramatized by doing so. If you've got any examples, just send me the file (lwetzel at amuniversal.com) and we'll post the highlights in the next couple of weeks. Here's the image: