Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Two things:
    1. Things do not bode well for our heroes.
    2. Someone on the crew is a traitor.

  2. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 1 year ago

    I am familiar with laudanum, but what is laudinum? Laudanum was legal commerce, ships carried good stores of it as did most town pharmacists.

    I thought written notes were wrapped around the carrier pigeons’ legs. W

  3. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Someone’s trading information for opium.

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    @JusSayin

    Laudinum was an alternative spelling. Remember, prior to Webster, standardized spelling was limited to certain electronic dictionaries and monks with too much free time.

    “I thought written notes were wrapped around the carrier pigeons’ legs”

    NAP rules (not a pigeon).

  5. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    I love the gull’s expression in panel 4; “Would you hurry up, buddy? Some of us are on a deadline here.”

  6. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    Entertainment pulled from today’s headlines!

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That’s no pigeon that’s a rare Chesapeake Bay Carrier Gull.
    Now unfortunate extinct.
    A CARRIER gull. Cute.
    Even got his little helmet on.
    Me thinks there are spies in the Hamlet. Those that don’t sail watch.

  8. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Now I don’t believe that is on ship. The ship did not show rails like that. Her rails were solid.This is a house somewhere on the bay. Aware of the movements in the harbor.
    If it is a member of the crew. Tick shirt was white and Lourdes was that blue color. Which one is hooked on Laudanum? Or it is a shore spy informing the pirate.
    I would like to think the first mate was good at his picking the crew.

  9. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 1 year ago

    The plot thickens!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @mr_sherman

    Don’t have to be the crew, just someone on the dock.
    -
    We lost so much with the Harrison Act. Then Nixon compounded it. We are still not free of its sticking clawed tentacles.

  11. Mountaingreenery

    Mountaingreenery said, over 1 year ago

    @Veteran

    That is how I would like this to work out too. I think that despite the ropy start they will be an excellent crew.

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Treacher Fink looks like Flattop with a beard?

  13. Lestrygonian

    Lestrygonian GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh man this is shaping up to be an amazing long-form comic adventure. If you’re reading this Ben Towle, keep it up, we’re reading along and enjoying the ride.

  14. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Lestrygonian

    Yep, I always read through the comments! Glad you’re enjoying the strip—and, yeah, things are just starting to get rolling.

  15. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    There’s been something quite similar to this story line going on in the Pacific Northwest since forever…only it’s illegal gillnetters targeting salmon and sturgeon, rather than draggers going after oysters

    http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=42103

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