I love Bybloemen's art style! While it's clearly supposed to be reminiscent of an old medieval tome, it actually reminds me a lot of Loomis and his examples in "Fun With a Pencil". Just cutesy enough to sometimes make you forget that the protagonists are demons, only to sock you with a stern reminder when you least expect it.

Basil is the old curmudgeonly mentor to Ludwig, who's young and much too full of himself for his own good. His clumsy, overbearing attempts at subterfuge are a great foil to Basil's experienced and delightfully subtle temptations.

As far as the historical stuff goes... the Dutch Golden Age isn't really my area of expertise, so I don't have much to say about it. I do think it works a lot better here than in Lotta Svärd, though. Lotta Svärd came on just a bit too strong - a lot of the information it presented was stuff you could easily find in a textbook or through primary sources, so it felt like a passionate teacher making a strong but desperate attempt to somehow make the dry material they're given interesting for their students.

Bybloemen focuses a lot more on the general environment of the era, and the overarching theme of the whole comic is the sheer hilarity that all this tulip market nonsense actually happened, which gives it a lot more depth than it would have if the author had just listed out various insignificant details about it.

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