Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, almost 2 years ago

    “And you can find one of them in that ring over there. The other is lying on the floor near those ropes.”

  2. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, almost 2 years ago

    reminds me in a nice way of tintin

  3. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 2 years ago

    I love the 4th panel

  4. bopard

    bopard said, almost 2 years ago

    War over? Hasn’t this guy ever been to Richmond?

  5. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Love it just love it.
    Impressed the lad into the Maryland Oyster Navy.
    Hey, all the Captain needs is strong backs and not too sharp minds. Just enough to follow orders.

  6. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @bopard

    Don’t even go to Atlanta, Ga. They are still upset about Sherman’s March to the Sea.

  7. EeyoreBlue

    EeyoreBlue said, almost 2 years ago

    Respects to Mr. Towle – anyone ever heard – “the south shall rise again!” – it lasted well after the war, as did personal feelings – business not withstanding, on both sides of that conflict between the states. You can see some of that in the diatribe of our dear commander. I would love to see a real Southern Gentleman emerge to lead the ship instead of a will-o-the-wisp, modern PC politician. That said — at this point he would have made a good politician just to get a job.

    Our 1st mate was the last man standing – sort of…

  8. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Here in Texas if you notice we do not call our State Troopers the State Police. (Which we are by trade but not in name.) The reason dates back to the end of the War between the States. (I cant say Civil because War is not Civil). Without Lincoln revenge was on the minds of many and making a quick buck. The Federal government designated “State Police” to be assigned to areas of the South to keep them in line. There were issues here in Texas after the war about that. Nearly made the State leave the Union accusing it of breaking the Treaty that made Texas a state. They were viewed worse than Carpetbaggers in many southern states. Booth hoped for a South uprising after the Lincoln assassination but instead made it worse because those that came after Lincoln felt the South should be punished when Lincoln wanted reconciliation.

  9. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    Thanks! Yes, that’s a very conscious influence. Even the “four up” pages are rooted in Tintin. If/when this becomes a hardbound book, I’m hoping to be able to do it the same size as the big European volumes.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @EeyoreBlue

    Many Confederate officers went over seas to places like Germany, Egypt and Brazil. But not all of them.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Veteran

    Even so it only lasted for 11 years and when the Union soldiers left all the gains made by the former slaves was lost. They became slaves again only economically for 100 years or more.

  12. Iron Handed

    Iron Handed said, almost 2 years ago

    real Oyster goodness

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    I see what you mean but |I always thought there was something going on between Captain Haddock and Tintin.

  14. the other ghost girl

    the other ghost girl said, almost 2 years ago

    they must also have a fine temperment

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