The Ice King Comes Early – Anachronism

Trawling this totality for dimensional intrusions, one sometimes comes upon a temporal error instead. Behold an 1894 illustration of the Ice King from the cartoon Adventure Time.


Here is a contemporary picture for comparison.


Uncanny. Of course, perhaps we don’t need to have this timeline erased. It could be a simple matter of inspiration or an archetypal resonance of the cold, and creepy, father figure. Either way, “Maiden, are you warm?”

Original illustration from The Yellow Fairy Book (1894) by Andrew Lang, specifically, “The Story of King Frost,” illustrated by Henry Justice Ford.

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