Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War


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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Goblins and gratitude otters. Bonus!

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 4 months ago

    I’ve often wondered where otters came from, and now I know.
    Education AND entertainment in one strip!
    Thanks, Ben!

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, 4 months ago

    “If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
    You go, Ben!

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 4 months ago


    River or sea?

  5. kd1sq

    kd1sq said, 4 months ago


    And what are their air speeds?

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Wait…. what??

  7. Vic

    Vic said, 4 months ago

    The Alligator certainly has that Verne-ian vibe going for it

  8. ViscountNiklos

    ViscountNiklos said, 4 months ago

    Otterly ridiculous.

  9. EeyoreBlue

    EeyoreBlue said, 4 months ago

    I’ll be darned if the Alligator doesn’t look like the Nautilus in so many ways…. very cool. Always thought Disney got rid of that ride too fast too.

  10. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    The Alligator was a real sub and actually pretty cool looking as is. I’ve made it a lot bigger and played up the metal “plates” some for effect. The real sub had a hand-cranked propeller that powered it.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    Ships named Nautilus
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    Nautilus is a common ship name:

    HMS Nautilus – nine surface ships (1762–1913), and one submarine (1914–1922)
    USS Nautilus – two surface ships (1799–1859), and two submarines (1930–1980)
    USS Nautilus II (SP-559), a 66-foot patrol/escort (1917–1919)
    Nautilus (1800), the first practical submarine, built by Robert Fulton in 1800.
    Nautilus – the first steam ferry to serve as the Staten Island Ferry, providing transport from Staten Island, NY to Lower Manhattan, NY in 1817 and commanded by Captain John De Forest.1
    Nautilus – the Spanish ship commanded by Fernando Villaamil which completed a world circumnavigation from 1892 to 1894.
    USS O-12 (SS-73) – an O-11-class submarine (1917–1931), which bore the name Nautilus during a civilian arctic expedition in 1931
    SS Nautilus – a deep sea fishing vessel constructed in Hamburg, used for defense duties in the Arabian Sea during World War II
    SS Nautilus – a 3,174 GRT German cargo ship lost in a storm in 19622
    MV Nautilus – an Italian tanker sunk in 19423
    EV Nautilus – an exploration vessel (2009-Present)
    UC3 Nautilus – a privately built Danish submarine (2009-Present)
    The fictional ship Nautilus from Jules Verne’s novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874)

  12. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, 4 months ago

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  14. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, 4 months ago

    Inteperted schematics

    Brutus De Villeroi original design, side view

    NavSource page on the Alligator

    Though I do like what Mr. Towle has done with the Alligator. It becomes much more dangerous than the real ting was. Especially looks to be true in the pages to come. That kinda looks like a Whitehead torpedo design.

  15. Vic

    Vic said, 4 months ago

    The sad thing about Confederate Submarines is that they were by far more lethal to their own crews than they ever were to the Union.

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