Well, Oshkosh is in full swing again, and unfortunately, my brother and I aren’t going to make it this year either. But we hope that everyone who’s there has a great time! Be sure to post some photos in our Facebook group or our forum, if you can!
And from where I am sitting, the weather over there looks pretty nice! I just measured 37°C (98°F) in my office right now. I really prefer the hot time of the year to cold, but I wish my boss would make me work less in these temperatures. Alas, that’s the fate of the self-employed!
Today’s strip is based on a true story, by the way. It didn’t happen in Oshkosh though. But you have to ask Mike about the details!
Well, Oshkosh is over! How was it? Did everybody make it home okay? In the meantime, our Oshkosh strips continue for a little while longer. It sure seems Chuck is getting quite his share of barbecue experience this year! And I mean that in both the active and passive sense, barbecuing and being barbecued.
Now here is another strip that was not invented. Everything happened exactly the way we drew it, except that the players were different. Last year at Oshkosh my “chick” was lining up for the Porta Potty when a guy came out with his hands all blue. His words were exactly the same we used for Chuck. The Jack Handey reference we thought of later when she told me the story and I said, “Do you remember the Jack Handey bit about the lava?” We both said simultaneously “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let them go. Cause man, they’re gone.”
Today is our last day at Oshkosh! If you haven’t seen us yet, make sure to drop by at our last official appearance at the EAA’s Author’s Corner, today, Saturday from 1:30 AM to 12:30 PM!
Today will be our first day at Oshkosh! At least I have the advantage to have seen about 5% of what this show has to offer last year but for Stefan today will be like drinking from a firehose! It’s an expression our forum friend “Turbomallard” used for my first time, and boy was he right!
Maybe we run into a real Chuck (there might be many there) and maybe we’ll even be wearing a red “Roost-Air” hat! Look for us! And to celebrate our first day at OSH and the release of our book, we decided to do a cameo in our own strip. This strip was a lot of fun to make!
Our official appearances at the EAA Author’s Corner:
Thursday, July 26th, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, July 27th, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Saturday July 28th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
In this strip, Chuck and Julio unknowingly stumbled into Oshkosh’s “Piper Cub – Fields of Yellow” event. (Check out the website!)
What they don’t know is that Piper Cub owners have been getting organized for many months to turn the sky yellow at AirVenture 2012 to celebrate this awesome Piper type’s 75 year anniversary. We will try to see them as well and tweet you the exact times of when and where we’ll be!
As some of you also commented on our last strip, I hope we will end up at the right Oshkosh too! But Mike was already there once, so I bet he knows the way. For me, it’s going to be my first time in that general area of the States. Usually I go visit Mike on the west coast and only maybe transfer in Chicago. I hear Chicago is a beautiful city (I’ll stay there one night), so I’m really looking forward to this trip!
Chuck and Julio are going to Oshkosh for the first time in their life! Well, Oshkosh, Nebraska…
Hopefully they’ll make it in time for Oshkosh, Wisconsin and AirVenture 2012. Find out on Thursday!
Also, Mike and Stefan will be going to Oshkosh together for the first time in their life! Our official book signing dates and times through EAA’s “Author’s Corner” are on Thursday the 26th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and on Friday the 27th from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM.
Of course we’ll try to also hang out on Wednesday and Saturday as well to meet you guys. We will give you those specific times via tweet and/or facebook. But if you want a guaranteed meeting with us please stick to the dates above. We are really excited to meet as many of you as we can!
Well, since every flight with Chuck on board is more or less an experiment, I’m sure the Experimental Aircraft Association is the perfect organization for him! But seriously, the EAA is a great organization and their slogan “the spirit of aviation” is absolutely true. EAA members and people like them are the backbone of aviation and the joy of flying is what it is really all about.
Also, we’d like to seize this opportunity to say thank you to the EAA for the great cooperation! We have some big plans for the next Oshkosh Airventure, so stay tuned about that!
The great thing about our organization here is that we can dream up any type of title and job description we want. That’s some difficult decisions to make everytime we print new business cards…
We are happy and proud to announce that Chuck and his friends are now featured in EAA’s “Sport Aviation Magazine“! For this special occasion we thought it would be funny to see if Chuck would recognize himself should he see himself in the magazine. Turns out he doesn’t. In his mind he is still the greates pilot who has ever walked the earth (or better “flown the earth”)
So, check out the magazine and let us know if we made it better and funnier by sending Chuck over! And if you happen to be a local EAA chapter newsletter editor, feel free to write us about how to get Chuck into your newsletter.
“Sun n’ Fun” starts this week on the 13th! Here is their official website!
I want everybody who has a chance to stop by to send us some pictures and/or post them in our forum!
My brother is still traveling and I am still in Mexico so we can’t make it there unfortunately. It also explains why I am updating the strip early (had some spare time and I am not sure if I will on Tuesday).
But soon we will be back and launch our new website. Hopefully before the end of the month! I can wait, it’s gonna be great! I am pretty sure you guys will like it.