Doubting Jessy

First off, I would like to apologize.  I tried, I really tried, to fix the condition that this episode of Gralen And Jeddy is in, because it is really horrible.  But there is only so much that photo editing software can do, and I tried it all.  There are small stains, probably what looks like a chocolate candy bar, and larger ones, which knowing me was probably chocolate milk.  But those things, plus the fact that it was made with my usual habit of scrunching a lot of words together, makes it virtually unreadable(you should see the original BEFORE I “fixed” it).  So thus, I will be transcribing the dialogue for this one.

It starts with Gralen and his son, Jessy, leaving a church service.  Jessy then asks Gralen: “Gralen(don’t ask why he calls his dad by his first name), do you sometimes doubt God?”

To which Gralen replies: “Well, sometimes Jessy, even though you are not supposed to.  And I think if you ask other people if they do doubt God, I think they’ll say no.”

Jessy:  “Well, I am going to see.  Bye!”

Gralen: “But wait…!”

The next panel consists of Jessy running around all over the neighborhood asking people if they doubt in God, with dotted lines marking his path, á la Family Circus.

Gralen: “Well, what did they say?”

Jessy(winded):  “They all said no. Whew!!”

Gralen:  “I told you they would.  And what if I ask if you wanted to go jogging?”

Jessy:  I’d say no!!”(Falls over)

Gralen:  “Ha Ha. Well then, let’s go home.”

Jessy:  “I’m with you!”

Hmmmm, I wonder how many people would say “no” to Jessy’s question today.

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When Text Bubbles Attack!

Or, at least, when text bubbles burst.

I know, I know, I am not even going to talk about how long it has been since my last post.  But having a toddler son(and pre-teen daughter) really takes up a lot of time and energy.

Just ask poor Gralen here(nice segue, huh?), who in this comic strip is taking his son Jessy to task for his poor report card.  In fact, Gralen gets so worked up, that his text bubble overloads with words and he ends up with a deflated mass of criticisms on top of himself.

Btw, this is the first strip I’ve dug out of my papers that I noticed has the date of when it was made, Oct. 9, 1980.  Which I believe means I was in 8th grade when I did this one.   Hmmm, I wonder if that had anything to do with the topic of bad grades?!  Nah. 😉

Which came first, the dinosaur or the egg?

We’ve probably all felt like this baby dinosaur has felt at one time or another.  Sometimes when waking up we just want to crawl back under the covers and not have to deal with the mundane tasks and pressures of a new day, or when faced with meeting new people we just want to crawl back under our “shell” where it is comfy and familiar.

Whoa!  That’s getting a little too deep there, and a little too serious for this episode that is simply dealing with Gralen and Jenny’s new baby who, seeing the people he is going to be living with for at least the next 18 years, decides he likes the looks of things better in his egg.

I think he must have put a lock on that egg, because their baby is never seen or mentioned again after this episode.  Apparently he was a one-joke baby because I never used him/her again.

Note: If you haven’t noticed, my pen name has been skillfully added to this comic strip episode due to my real name being on the paper(I used the photo fixing software called Pixlr, btw).
What?!  You are probably saying, “Sterling Holobyte is not your real name?!  I never would have guessed!” 
Oh well, it’s the best I could do.  It is not that easy to match the color of old, yellowing notebook paper for some reason.

Winter in Gralen And Jeddy’s Universe

Since it is that time of year, when I look outside and all I see is the ground covered in white stuff(and no, it isn’t mashed potatoes), I thought I would upload a couple of my more “wintery” Gralen And Jeddy comic strips.

Yes, apparently it even snows in cartoon land.

I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the new characters in the first strip in this post.  Somewhere along the way I decided that Gralen should be married and have a child as well, so I brought in Jenny(Gralen’s wife) and their son, Jessy.
Don’t ask me where Gralen met Jenny-another talking dinosaur.  Maybe Jurassic Park had a singles club, who knows?!

P.S. In case you can’t read the first panel of the second strip, Jeddy is asking Gralen, “Do you like Skiing, Gralen?”