Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Hey-o! Honest work! Get’yre honest work here! Hey-yo!… Ya know, captain, we’d get a bit more interest if we at least included a dental plan…”

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 2 years ago

    Ben, saw your note from last week; can appreciate the “quiet” idea as an intro and outro for the chapters.
    But if this is the first strip of chapter 2, it is hardly quiet. The artwork is terrific; esp. love the image of the Inn with the meramid over the horse shoe shaped door. In the old days of comics, your strip would have covered an entire page.
    Looking forward to more.

  3. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Gary McSpook

    Yeah, it’s funny: as I was typing that I was thinking that this next chapter is one that just starts rolling with page one. And thanks for the kind words re. the artwork. I really do love throwing in little nautical details like the mermaid. I tend to add similar stuff to a lot of the furniture—insets with carved fish, whales, etc.

  4. Demonick

    Demonick said, about 2 years ago

    Well Captain, guess it’s time to check out the bottom of the barrel and start scraping.

  5. Demonick

    Demonick said, about 2 years ago

    Apparently in Blood’s Haven crime DOES pay…very well in fact.

  6. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Love the story.
    They tried the able bodied.
    Now the have go to "dregs"ing.
    The not so able bodied of a more “crustier” reputation and demeanors.
    This speaks of a really “good” (?) crew for the Layla.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You even got the language down to a tee.
    “gunn’ls” “needn’t” “t’come”
    Beautiful. I can hear their accents as clearly as I read it.

  8. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I especially love the “one’d” usage in the sentence. Perfect simply perfect.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So far even the barrel scrapings are not there. Talk about a dry well. The least they could do is to match the pay or they won’t get but a very few idealists.

  10. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Oh these are not the barrel scrapings. The place is far too nice. Barrel scrapings are coming. You will see the difference. They will be the ones no respectable nor questionable character person would give a job.

  11. EeyoreBlue

    EeyoreBlue said, about 2 years ago

    Love the docks on the water and the mermaid at the door as a lampholder. Reminds me of Folly Beach before it became so commercial!

  12. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @EeyoreBlue

    I love Folly Beach… although I’ve not been there in a long time. Back in the 90s when I was in a band we’d play there semi-regularly. It was absolutely one of our favorite spots to play.

  13. EeyoreBlue

    EeyoreBlue said, about 2 years ago

    @ Ben Towle

    I was back home on vacation 2 years ago and was surprised at how completely it has changed over the years. I miss the charm that used to be there many years ago – late 70s early 80s.

  14. information

    information said, about 2 years ago

    love it ben, such beautiful non traditional gocomics fare

  15. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @information

    Thanks! Glad you’re digging it. And, yeah, it seems like gocomics is beginning here and there to pick up long-form narrative strips like mine. There are at least two or three others right now—and I’m betting they’ll add more in the future.

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