Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    Yes.

  2. LizardPriest

    LizardPriest said, over 1 year ago

    I’m enjoying the whole “Tintin meets Thimble Theatre” vibe.

  3. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 1 year ago

    Hey, Ben ~ Compulsive proofer here…Any reason for the hyphen in “in-tact”? The nineteenth-century books I regularly read use “intact,” as we do today. Just wondering.

    Love your artwork! Phenomenal attention to detail.

  4. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 1 year ago

    Even though my time on gocomics is limited, I find myself going back to your strip over and over again just to soak up more of those little things that make up the general “atmosphere” of Blood’s Haven.

  5. Cowboy Vampire

    Cowboy Vampire said, over 1 year ago

    Very nice. Loving the history elements — learning a little about the men who helped build the country. And their superstitions, of course.

  6. John  Glynn

    John Glynn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Love this comic

  7. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @LizardPriest

    Yep, that pretty much nails two of my big influences here!

  8. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @annieb1012

    Short answer: I over-hyphenate.

    Long answer: I write my dialog on the computer, but then often wind up making changes between then and when I letter…and since I pig-headedly insist on hand lettering, typos make their way in sometimes. Thanks for pointing this one out. It’s been noted and I’ll correct it if this strip ever goes to print!

  9. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @annieb1012

    Hey, thanks! I’m glad all that detailing isn’t going to waste.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ben Towle

    Believe me no detail is missed by me. I like detail and it can add hours to doing the artwork but it is forever once it is down.
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    Love the historical detail too. Some mighty strange things were believed in the past and today too. Every page is something I wait for. Thanx for creating it.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Are those cobblestones or oyster shells in the road way?

  12. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maltby’s? As in LOUIS Maltby?

  13. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Great story so far!

  14. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Pete Rogan

    I think I got the name Maltby’s from an actual tavern in Crisfield, MD. I didn’t think of the “Louis” connection, though, from Tom the Dancing Bug.

  15. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’d intended them as cobblestones… but now that you mention it, they should really be oyster shells, shouldn’t they?

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