Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 4 years ago

    Wizer’s in REAAAAAALLL trouble now!

    I knew THIS was just starting to get good!

    Hugpouncies, all!

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Is that pot sitting on a burning tree stump?

  3. Bob Carver

    Bob Carver said, almost 4 years ago

    A more involved plot would have been left hanging…. the Benders are using the KISS principle now.

  4. Keith Robey

    Keith Robey said, almost 4 years ago

    Dino is not a synonym for dumb.

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, almost 4 years ago

    They don’t make those stump stoves anymore.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    It looks like Wizer built a fire on top of a stump. Why I don’t know.
    It also looks like the T-Rex knocked the pot over deliberately, as if he understands what’s going on. Maybe someone should tell the Benders that the dinosaurs only had a brain about the size of a golfball.

  7. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, almost 4 years ago

    And to think, therre are a few commenters on here that don’t like what the Benders are presenting in this strip.

  8. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, almost 4 years ago

    ALLEY OOP! ALLEY OOP! Oh oh, that didn’t stop him! But instead Alley is running towards Wizer (to save his sorry as….butt!)

  9. Michael McMillan

    Michael McMillan said, almost 4 years ago

    Wizer, you’re not wiser at all. All you had to do was join the party— it was open to all citizens of Moo.

  10. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    pot? — where did this pot come from? — as far as I can tell there’s been no pot on a stump up to this point. there has been a small candle/incense-type thing on a stump (see Feb 5) and wiz waving a wand around. great continuity there — now suddenly wiz needs his pot; carole should never write while she’s on pot. in fact she shouldn’t write at all.

  11. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Is the T-Rex out for revenge or just a good meal? You decide. By the way, in the first panel the T-Rex appears to have a K-9 tooth! That made me LOL!! I wonder which Bender looked in the mirror to see what teeth looked like and then try to draw them so they looked like Dino teeth and forgot that Dinos didn’t have K-9 teeth? I will have to admit that this arc is funnier than most if not all the previous Bender efforts. Props to the Benders!!

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 4 years ago

    A rainy winter greeting to the Benders and the readers of Alley Oop. It’s nice that the bird that sits on Wizer’s head
    returns to it after being knocked off. It looks like the Wizer built a fire in a hollow of a tree trunk. Tree trunks on their
    own do not burn easily. The T-Rex knocking over the potion cauldron is why you don’t allow a T-Rex, or a Elephant for
    that matter, in your kitchen. Have a great day!

  13. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Michael McMillan

    But then we wouldn’t have had this fascinating, action filled, fast paced arc or any of the mature, well written, thoughtful commentary…. 8^)

  14. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought you might want to take a look at the way some of my comic book pages turn out when I make comic books for my grandchildren, using Comic Life Deluxe, so I posted the cover page for one of the comic books on my Blog at Live Journal. I actually started the Live Journal Blog back when there were several people posting alternate stories for Alley Oop. Of course, because I don’t draw, I just use pictures which I already have – and drop them into the panels. But it would be very simple to print out a page with four panels – or however many you want to use – then draw your pictures on the blank panels, then scan the panels with pictures back to I Photo – or whatever equivalent which you wish to use – then use Comic Life Deluxe to add the dialogue. Then print out the finished panels – with dialogue – Scan them again to I Photo – then post to a Live Journal page by choosing Insert Photo from your Journal choices. Of course, our family prefers to use Yahoo Groups – because we can moderate our membership list there. That is not so easy to do with Live Journal, and you have to keep an eye on it because there are people who come around and post SPAM type nonsense, trying to convince people to check out their super-dooper watches and stuff. Of course, Go Comics has the same sort of problem.

    At any rate, if you would like to check out how the Comic Life Deluxe pages look when they are posted to a Live Journal blog, you can take a look at mine. It is posted under Estrelita’s Blog, by EstrelitaJ4 at Live Journal.

    Don’t know how long Go Comics will allow me to keep a link posted, but you CAN find the most recent Journal entries by going to the following link:

    You will know when you have reached the right journal, because I use the same avatar at Live Journal as I use at Go Comics.

    I would really love to see some of the illustrations which you visualize to go along with your stories and hope you will continue exploring ways to move forward with that part of your vision.

  15. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    You (and several other gripers posting above) haven’t been paying attention.
    Check out the strips on January 7, 22, and 30. You’ll see a pot cooking on a fire pit. That’s where Wizer is brewing up his potion.
    The “candle/incense-type thing” is what he used to create the hypnotic fumes. First, he brews up a batch of potion, then he makes incense out of some of it.
    BTW, that is a fire pit or primitive cook stove — probably made of baked mud. Where did you gripers get the idea that it’s a tree stump? Jump to conclusions much?

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