I’ve never seen a radio controlled Viking ship, but they must exist somewhere, because Jeddy has one. And with Vikings all the rage nowadays, with “How to drain your dragon”, “Vikings”, and the like, I thought I would dust off this old episode with Jeddy thinking he is just going down to the pier(or lake, or pond) to enjoy his newly bought radio controlled Viking ship, but garnering a little more attention than he probably wanted to.
I’ve noticed that Jeddy really didn’t get to voice many of the punch lines in this comic strip. But in this one, he shows that he can be more than a nice, mild-mannered boy with a quick-witted comeback that seems to cut Gralen to the quick.
And not only does he manage to insult Gralen AND his grandpa(and his whole family) in one fell swoop, but he does it while listening in on Gralen’s conversation. How’s that for nerve?!
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.
Isn’t this just the state of television today… and yesterday?!
It seems you can’t watch anything anymore without there being a lot of “bleep bleeps”.
In case this comic is hard to read: The dialogue from the tv says: “We now return to Scared Straight. Note: The crude language will be cut out.” Then “bleeps” and more “bleeps”. “We thank you for joining in with us for “Scared Straight.“
I used to love watching bugs. I could sit for hours and hours just watching them do what they do. Just ask my mom. She always said she never had to worry about me running off and getting lost because she could always find me, usually staring at an ant hill.
Ants were my favorite bugs. I guess because they were always doing something, and usually in one spot, like at their anthill. These next three comic strips represent my attempt to spinoff Gralen and Jeddy into another comic strip about an ant named Collamer.
The first one is what I guess you could call the “pilot” episode. It is still called “Gralen and Jeddy” even though Gralen only makes a cameo appearance at the end. And the main character of Collamer the ant isn’t even in it, just some of his friends that I planned on using in future episodes, a fly and what I think was a dung beetle:
The first actual episode of Collamer which carried his name in the title dealt with what seemed to be a staple of a lot of my cartoons: Wordplay and the misunderstandings that can occur through language:
In testament to the non-stop activity of ants comes this final episode of Collamer.
There were only two “real” episodes of Collamer, if you don’t count the pilot which didn’t even have Collamer in it. I don’t remember why I didn’t continue with Collamer. It could be that Gralen and Jeddy were enough “work” for me, or it could be that… ants just aren’t that funny and are better just stared at for long hours.
You’ll notice some bleedthrough from the “other” episode of Collamer on the opposite side of the paper:
Remember back in your youth when you could say things and everyone chalked it up to just being a kid and no one freaked out about how you might be offending someone and recommended intense therapy, tolerance training, and medication for you? Though you may have gotten a swat on your behind or some soap in your mouth if you went too far. If you grew up in the pre-1990’s society(and some of the ’80’s) you probably remember times like that.
Well, I was a kid before all this PC nonsense started happening, and therein lies the rationale, and rationalization, for this episode of Gralen And Jeddy.
It is not very nice, the comment that Jessy makes. In fact, it could be described as downright mean… if you said this in real life. But then, that is why it is written for an amateur comic strip and said by a talking dinosaur. It is not “really” real life.
It is just the flippant musings of a kid who must have been feeling extra rascally that day, and for one reason or another found it funny. I still do find it kind of funny.
…Though it is kind of mean. 😉
Gralen and his wife Jenny’s son Jessy wasn’t too bright at times, as evidenced by these three episodes of “Gralen and Jeddy”.
Jessy seems to be having a hard time figuring out that words – and the people saying them – don’t always mean what they say.
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