Just in case you were wondering: This little story here is what happened to me as a young charter pilot pretty much exactly like we drew it. The only difference is the aircraft was a Jet Ranger. I have dealt with many low budget film crews in my life and they are very hard to work with. Most of them are way too excited about their cause and they expect you to do a lot of additional stuff they didn’t pay for. And somehow a lot of them had it in their minds that a Jet Ranger would cost the same amount as a taxi cab and they are always shocked about the real price. One company I worked for learned the hard way to collect the money BEFORE we did the flights.
Working in Hollywood is not always as glamorous as it may look on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” …
And if you are wondering why Chuck is wearing a jacket instead of his usual pilot shirt, you may need to tune in again this Friday. 😉
Oh my god, Becky! Look at that strip! It is so … old! And you probably have to be of a certain age to get that reference too.
Anyway, I thought I’d dig something old out of the archive, as we said we would do once in a while. After all, although we have some really long-time fans, many of you young whippersnappers probably haven’t seen some of our really old stuff. And by really old, I mean really old! By looking at the files, I saw that I drew this in 2003 and colored it in 2005. In fact it is the third strip ever that we came up with. Sigh! It makes me all sentimental!
I know I said this many times before, but I’m always amazed at how the drawing and the characters have changed over the years. And I’m also amazed at how long I’ve been drawing this strip already! It took about 5 years or so, and around the time of our third book, I’ve found the form that I have kept more or less the same since then, but I personally still can see a few changes and evolution going on. Although I’m not sure if it’s something people who “just read” the strips, and don’t stare at them for hours while drawing and coloring, can even see.
While Chuck is waiting for pushback, I am here on the backend of our website doing some changes and maintenance. So far, so good! There is still the occasional glitch though, so please bear with me if you spot something that’s not working as it should.
Oh, and a quick heads up: We’re planning a new contest soon! Stay tuned! We’ll probably start in the next couple of days!
As a wing walker, I imagine you must have to breathe exclusively through your nose, or at least have to keep your teeth shut at all times. I can only imagine the amount of insects that bounce into you during the average flight! And I guess bird strikes would absolutely have the potential to be fatal. Well, it’s a pretty risky job in general. So I guess it’s wise of Chuck to try a “dry run” first, before going all the way.
Summer is here! At least here where I live. If you’re based on the Southern hemisphere, please disregard this announcement. I sure greatly prefer the warmer time of the year to the colder one. Even though my office, or shall we say “studio” (sounds much better), is right under our roof and the 35 year old windows don’t do much to keep the heat out.
But now is the time for barbecues, sitting outside at night with friends and a bottle of wine… I really look forward to the next two to three months!
Looks like Julio’s and Alex’s prank has backfired! They probably didn’t think through what would happen if you’d give Chuck’s ego another boost. It might just end up exploding!
I think one thing that makes a good pilot, is the ability to process new and unexpected information quickly.
The world would be a much better place if people would listen more to each other, wouldn’t it? And that’s all I can think up for today’s blog, because I just downed a huge mug of coffee and have tons of things I want to do right now! Ah! Hyperactivity! Need to make use of it while it lasts! Cheers!
Another day, another try! But I’m sure that Julio is spot on. After going on maintenance flights with Chuck more than once, he is probably the most qualified person to judge the excitement level on the seat next to Chuck.