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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Supply And Demand.

Here's hoping that next time you find yourself traveling light years from home, that your vehicle runs as it should, and without any breakdowns, because you don't want to end up like this guy. That new ZEFRAXPOLATOR is going to REALLY set him back!  OUCH!

In the last few days I tried roughing out three separate ideas for the illustration Friday word 'Wool', but all of them were so lame I just had to give up. I came up with this instead. I spent enough time thinking about the word that I feel I've earned the right to post this on the site anyway. Maybe Sid's trying to pull the 'wool' over the extra-terrestrial's eyes?

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  1. ha, Ted, I couldn't also figure out something reasonable for "wool" , but in the end your wooly thinking created a nice and funny piece !!!

    (I love the extra-terrestrial guy..)
    :)

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  2. At least this guy crashed in a convenient spot! I haven't cracked the wool code yet either.

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  3. Maybe he has landed on the Planet Wool....I like your subject better anyway (and I haven't done wool either)..

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  4. Wool is a tough knot. I like the Zefraxpolator comic very much.

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  5. It looks that, for Sid, even the impossible is possible... just more expensive. :)

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  6. Haha. I am thinking, Ted... I am not Mexican, but I know that in Mexico they call the money "lana"... and lana is the Spanish word for wool.

    So, this is the perfect cartoon for IF this week. :)

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    1. Wow. I had no idea I was so on target with the word.

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  7. I don't care if you follow the theme or not - I love seeing your comics! (And yes, thinking about the theme counts in my book!) This scene SOOOOOO reminds me of what I went through 2 summers ago, trying to get parts for my 1994 corvette. The shop kept telling me they couldn't find the parts.....were they kidding??? There are several catalog companies that ONLY SELL corvette parts! You could build one from the ground up!!! (Which is exactly what I said to the idiot...) OK....now you got me riled up all over again....

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    1. Oh, Mit.. you're getting crotchety, like me!

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  8. I imagine Sid got that from the ol' Roswell crash. I bet he's glad he kept it this long :)

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    1. That's funny. Sid is the type who would scavenge, too.

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  9. Hehehehe. Nah, I think the ET is gonna pull the wool over Sid's eyes when he pays for it with "US currency." Man, I wish I were as lucky as this alien. Crashing next to a spare parts store? What are the odds! I've had numerous flat tires and not ONCE did I break down next to a garage. Dang.

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  10. That's great. Now does the part really have galactic meartric threads? I think that model of spaceship is older and from the Sparseaic Sector. Now what are the chances of Sid having an older part and from that sector?

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    1. Oh man, don't EVEN try to get logical on me. haha

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  11. haha, Juan Carlos is right, lana is mexican slang for money so this is perfect for illustration friday or "Viernes de ilustraciĆ³n".
    I love alien real life stories :)

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  12. This is a great idea!! I think we all know this kind of shops and we always wonder how they survive. They do not throw away anything, all parts must have some sort of function, even if its just "red lights keep going back and forth" as in The Sequel.

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  13. Once upon a time, my husband & I were U-Hauling all our worldly goods from KY to MA with our 20-year-old car, when it broke down on the fourth of July in the middle of nowhere. By some crazy stroke of fortune we made it to an open service station, they called a shop akin to this one, found the part we needed & got us running again before nightfall! I thought that was pretty amazing but I think this alien was even luckier.

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