Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 9 months ago

    Killing him just made him mean.

  2. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    great art!!!

  3. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Men who live and work the sea are some very strong willed men.
    The sea is an unforgiving mistress……..she will love you one day and kill you the next.
    I remember sea tales from an old uncle who sailed on Clipper ships before steam. Ran off as a child to serve as cabin boy stayed at the sea till he could no longer climb the ropes as they say. His house was in Maryland and over looked the Chesapeake Bay. He never married. I asked him Why. He said his love was the sea….no woman could ever replace that. He had a girlfriend who stayed with him and cared for him. Amazing thing is she understood that. When he finally died….she simply walked away. I think she may have been one of those selkies. We buried him at sea off the coast.

  4. bopard

    bopard said, 9 months ago

    @Veteran

    whew! Vet. they can be tough. I remember reading about 1st pair that rowed the Atlantic in a dory. They beat off the Scots trying to rescue them so they could landfall by themselves.
    .
    They said the same thing about the sea, they didn’t conquer it; it let them go.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    Even though the oceans are vast humans have damaged them. The sea life in them is a mere remnant of what was there just 250 years ago. The pollution and nitrogen runoff kill or mutate but definitely contaminate all sea life or just leaving dead zones. All the megatons of plastic trash out there and with so much of the carbon dioxide absorbed the seas are rising in acidity because of the carbolic acid. And they are slowly heating up too.

  6. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @bopard

    My dad would tell about the sea. He was a merchant seaman in WWII in those convoys going across. He has seen hell on the water for sure more than once. Torpedoed twice. The first one they were picked up. The second 11 had to row their way to Scotland. Navigator estimated they were about 100 miles off shore. He said he was never so glad to see land. Then signed up and went right back out there.
    The sea will never let you go until the final horns of Heaven sound.
    That is what he would say. I could feel the pull when ever we went to the coast and he would stand on the beach and look out.

  7. purpledog39

    purpledog39 said, 9 months ago

    “but my wife, my lover, my lady is the sea” – apologies if I’ve given you an earworm.

  8. ViscountNiklos

    ViscountNiklos said, 9 months ago

    There are only two things that could make this awesome strip even more awesome: and crazed group of pirates who swarm their prey in small punts armed with punt guns and a cameo apperance by Captain Chesapeake and Mondy…

  9. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ViscountNiklos

    No Mondy… but another local sea serpent may make an appearance later in the strip ;-)

  10. ViscountNiklos

    ViscountNiklos said, 9 months ago

    Chessie for the win! This strip rocks!!

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