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: