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.
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:
I was a big fan of Gilligan’s Island when I was little. Still am(a big fan, not little).
So naturally I had to drag some of the crew of The Minnow into one of my Gralen And Jeddy episodes.
It’s not very funny. In fact, now that I look at it, it is kind of hard to understand as well. Why are there so many Gilligans, and in one spot? If you have a theory on that, please let me know.
I guess maybe it could be like one of those “Gilligan’s Island” kind of questions that defy explanation. Like, “Why did the Howell’s bring so much money and clothes along on a 3 hour tour?” And “If the Professor was so smart and could make just about anything out of bamboo and coconut shells, how come he couldn’t fix the boat?”
Oh well, pondering is good for the brain. I’d better go ponder some more.