With Top Gun they really managed to produce an iconic film. I wonder why it is so hard to make a decent movie about flying, but I don’t know a lot of aviation themed movies that I really enjoyed. Just recently I’ve watched “Flyboys” and was quite disappointed. The computer graphics were too obvious, the pilots are always able to look into each others eyes and read each others faces (even their enemies’ faces) while up in the air, and the whole plot wasn’t too great either.
A movie that I really enjoyed was “Sky Fighters” (Les chevaliers du ciel), a French movie. The air shots and cinematography rivals that of Top Gun! So, especially you Americans out there who don’t watch European movies that much, you should really check that one out!
While Chuck and Julio are reminiscing about the good old days (I can’t believe Top Gun is already over 25 years old!), we here at Chicken Wings are embracing the future. And by that I want to say that we have just published our first eBook! Our newest book is now available for your Kindle through Amazon:
Check it out! All the strips to take on the road in their colorful glory!
Hey, I just thought we could make our own list here too! I’ll start: If I had a nickel for every time somebody asked me why Chuck has only three stripes on his shirt, I’d have enough money to go and see a movie!
For those of you who haven’t read our entire archive or bought our books, this is Alex’s baby. And now I’m in a hurry, so this is the end of this post! Hope you all have a great weekend!
I’m sure Chuck does lead a very exciting life. After all, real adventure takes place inside the head. When we were kids, we could turn almost any situation into an adventure for us. A walk in the woods would turn into a jungle expedition, our bikes into trucks, horses, racecars or aeroplanes and a stick into a sword or gun. And Chuck seems to be well in touch with his inner child …
We continue with our “ordering parts motif”. Nice try there, Chuck! You guys were spot on when you guessed that the last strip was based on experience. Actually, I think no matter what your hobby is, there will be a glossy catalogue to flaunt in your face all the great stuff you can’t afford.
We’d like to welcome all the new people who joined our Chicken Wings Group on Facebook recently. Seems we’ve gained critical mass or something! Yay! If we continue to grow at this rate, the whole planet will be in our Facebook group in just roughly 5 million years!
Everybody who’s on a limited budget knows this feeling. And I think it is safe to assume that there are very very few people in this world whose budget is not limited in some way. After all, not everyone is meant to become a comic artist!
And we’d like to take this opportunity of Chuck and Julio flipping through the well known yellow papered magazine to give a shoutout to the friendly folks at Trade-A-Plane! They were the first to publish our strips in the United States and are our longest continuing accomplices in bringing Chuck’s adventures to your attention! So we’d just like to say thank you and here’s to many years more of Chuck and his gang being printed with a slightly yellow hue!
Man, sometimes I wish I had employees that I could tell to go and clean my office. But then, on the other hand, I wouldn’t want anybody to touch anything in my office, because I’d be afraid not to find things anymore. After all, I know my way around this creative chaos.
By the way, check out our Chicken Wings Facebook page! Alastair, a reader of ours, sparked a “Chuck Alike” contest, where people post images in which they look like Chuck. It’s not an “official” contest, because there are no rules or deadlines, so all that’s in it for you right now is fame and glory, but Mike and I will definitely think up some sort or reward, prize or ‘thank you’.
I feel a lot of sympathy for Chuck here. Granted, I don’t have an old German steel helmet in my office, but besides that my desk looks pretty much like the table in this strip, just with more paper. For my new office I got one of those inclined drawing tables with the intention of keeping at least this one surface free at all times. It turns out that the fact it is inclined physically limits the height of the piles that can be put on it, but not my tendency to produce big paper piles in general.
Oh well, I always put it down to “creative chaos”. Lucky for me that I have a creative job or I wouldn’t even have that excuse!
Will Chuck ever finish his Corsair? I guess you’ll have to wait for 30 years and see! As you know, good things come to those who wait. I sure hope we’ll still be around then to crack jokes about him!