Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    He looks a little tired.

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    “First issue up on the table is Haynie Holsapple.”

  3. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    He’s just ripe for the press gang.

  4. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And thus concludes chapter one. (I’m not throwing in any chapter divider pages or anything of that sort, but the story has 12 chapters.)

  5. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wake up sailor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Welcome to the MARYLAND NAVY!
    I see a VERY interesting crew being gathered.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ben Towle

    Thanx for telling us. And a press ganging is illegal. We went to war against it and nearly lost from 1812-1814. Shouldn’t have burned that Canada courthouse.

  7. information

    information said, over 1 year ago

    No chapter 13 is a good way to stay in business

  8. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Hey, they burned down the Whitehouse I think it was fair. The English got a lesson. We did not surrender when our “Capitol” was destroyed. That was the way war was fought back then. Take the capitol and win the war. We continued to fight totally unexpected by the English.

  9. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And he was not “pressed” into the Navy. He was volunteered unconsciously. Just because you are unconscious does not prevent one from being volunteered. I got volunteered lots of times. “You and You come with me. I have a job for you to volunteer for.” No questions, just go, it made no difference anyway. (And sometimes it was great duty)

  10. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 1 year ago

    A bit light on the artwork here, Ben.
    3 am and a deadline looming?
    Been there, done that (once wrote a 100 pg. script for a class in 3 days; and this was on a typewriter, not a computer; and I’m a slow typist)

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Veteran

    The White House was burned in retaliation for the US invasion and destruction.

  12. Demonick

    Demonick said, over 1 year ago

    Mr. Holsapple is unavailable for the moment but if you leave a message he will be sure to get back to you the moment he regains consciousness.

  13. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gary McSpook

    Ha! No… just a pacing thing—kind of a “End of Chapter One.” It’s not true of every single chapter, but I tend to start and end on “quiet” pages—pages with one or two panels and little or no dialog. It’s kind of like the intro and outro to songs, I guess.

  14. Demonick

    Demonick said, over 1 year ago

    @Ben Towle

    Ben, I got impatient and went onto you’re site and read ahead in the story. Your work is great! Can’t wait to see how it ends!!

  15. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    For anyone that’s interested, Haynie Holsapple is based on a real life 1800s oysterman who would seasonally lapse from Methodism and start fist fighting:

    http://goo.gl/pZXky

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