Weird! How Julio can jump to conclusions like that. Here’s a short trivia question about today’s strip: Does anybody know where Chuck really is?
Whoa! It’s Tuesday! I totally lost my track of time the last few days and just discovered that I should upload a comic strip for you guys today! The last week was a bit chaotic. First I was sick, with a sore throat and fever, perfectly timed for Christmas eve, then my wife got a little bit sick, then our son… in fact half of our extended family is sick with the same symptoms. Add to that the normal Christmas madness and you can see how somebody like me, who’s starting off with a basic state of confusion and bad time management can be thrown out of joint.
So, please forgive the delay! I hope you enjoy our last strip for 2014! We wish you all a great New Years Eve, a good start into the new year and that all your wishes for 2015 may come true! And we hope to see you all on the other side and that you’ll keep reading the Chicken Wings antics yet to come!
My favorite part of this strip is the first line in the first panel where Chuck is a hero in his own mind and “totally lost for the first time in his life”. LOL.
Actually, Chuck has the potential to be a great survivor. Every survival manual mentions how important the right attitude is and Chuck is a poster child for positive attitude. No matter how many times he’s already been beaten down, he starts every day with a good outlook on life. His slightly skewed view of his world in which he is god and everybody loves him helps I am sure. And the gift of having a wild imagination, which he proves in this strip, can’t be a hindrance either.
When we sent this strip to the magazines, we changed Kansas to something specific in the region. For instance, for a German magazine, we changed it into Austria, hehe! It was kinda fun to come up with the right place “almost at the end of the world”. But almost half the magazines didn’t run with it and took a different strip instead.
Sometimes I wonder, are people really that easy to upset? We don’t think that we have a particularly nasty humor, but boy, we could tell you stories about rejected strips and people complaining about this or that…
Hm, I guess I should have drawn the alien some sunglasses too! After all, all that radiation in space must be bad for the eyes. Just thought of that, but unfortunately a bit too late…