Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, Wizer, you’d better confess.

    With that I bid all you wild and wooly Alleygators and Oopsters warm Hugg-a-pouncies!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 17 “Deader Than Dead”(38) 3/9/2013 Saturday


    Panel One


    A fire ball on two legs comes running up & jumps at them and smashes against the lexan wind screen. One of the V-raptors on fire. One of the soldiers had hit it with some of the white phosphorous shells from their AA-12!.


    Panel Two


    “Finally some payback!” The driver shouted in joy as they drove on trying to find the enemy to hit. The snapping creature jumped off still alive in its own personal inferno.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    At least better more normal looking drawings, except for the eerie leaves that is.

  4. David53

    David53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Those aren’t leaves, they are a flock of frightened butterflies.

  5. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, almost 2 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49, a question – is your avatar your own creation?

  6. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    When I look at the leafy trees in my back yard, from several yards away, I can’t see the stems of the leaves. Some of them do seem to be floating in the air. I made a point of looking, after reading similar comments on this board. Granted, I can see larger branches, which do seem to be missing on the drawings in this strip.

    However, the depiction of trees in other strips is “unrealistic” in other ways — they are usually just shown as a blotch of green with a brownish trunk (when the artist bothers to include a background at all). If you were to just accept it as an artistic style, and let it go, it wouldn’t bother you any more.

  7. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @tundrasea

    I can buy that. Did maple trees exist back then or has alley been importing them ?

  8. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    You’d have to ask a paleobotanist that. I do know that Dinny had to eat something.

    BTW, I just noticed that my earlier post uses “yard” in two different senses. Allow me to clarify: “When I look at the trees in my back garden, from several meters away …”.

  9. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You’re replying to tundrasea’s comment:



    Yardz !

  10. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t object to the leaves, necessarily. I just wish Jack would take the time and effort to do something different than just lazily photoshopping the same image all the time. He occasionally draws hills or trees in the background, which I think enhances the artwork a lot. But I still remember the detail of the backgrounds drawn by V.T. Hamlin and Dave Graue and wish I could see more of that.

  11. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon said, almost 2 years ago

    @tundrasea

    One of the biggest problems with Jacks leaves is they appear and disappear randomly even when it’s obvious that there are not even any trees nearby.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, almost 2 years ago

    But Kudzu is everywhere…

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy

    No, I found it on the Internet.

  14. Firebrand2

    Firebrand2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Good morning Benders and all. Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Do dinosaurs need a reason to chase someone? Maybe they just want a snack. It seems that’s been the theme of this strip since the beginning of time. The cavemen and dinosaurs coexist but whenver they come in contact with each other, the meat eaters chase the caveman. Or has something changed?

  15. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 2 years ago

    Winter Greetings to the Benders and the readers of Alley Oop. So the Wizer has a chance to come clean and admit that he caused the dinos to stampede. Guz has known him the longest and it remains to be seen if Wizer does the right
    thing by admitting what he did or will he twist it around and
    blame Alley and the Moovians for ignoring him, thus forcing him to use the dinos to get recognition. We shall see what
    happens

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