The Swamp – Guest strip by Gary Clark

Last month, while hanging out down under in Brisbane, I had the great pleasure of meeting Australia’s most famous cartoon artist, Gary Clark. I am not sure how many of you here in the States know him but he writes the comic strip “The Swamp” which is in every newspaper in Australia.

Gary is a pilot as well and I am sure you’re not surprised when I tell you that we were swapping stories until late at night. A few weeks later he wrote me to tell me my fire flying stories have inspired him. Here is the result of one of those stories as our guest strip. Also, we haven’t done a guest strip for ages so it’s way overdue!

PS: If you run your own comic, we’d always be up for swapping guest strips and other forms of cooperation!

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7 comments on “The Swamp – Guest strip by Gary Clark
  1. warbirdali says:

    mmmmm….. roast duck…..

  2. Tempest01 says:

    Ding Duck, 5000+ flying lessons and still can’t fly!!!

  3. England says:

    Warbirdali, as I’m a herbivore you can have the roast duck, but can I have the carrots, swedes, parsnips and any apples that humans have with this dish!

  4. warbirdali says:

    England feel free…though in the US Swedes are Rutabagas… took me a year or so to figure THAT out!. Incidentally looking at the tags above it is hopefully not oftem you see “helicopter, swamp” together

  5. Jide says:

    Hey, that cartoon has a following!
    Look there for more 😀

  6. Fire Guy says:

    Ha Ha! Those a great! As an old fire guy I can relate!
    I really love this one:
    “Pilots hate back seat drivers!” . . . . sooo true.

  7. mike says:

    Did you guys see the note Gary drew between panel 2 and panel 3? I am really proud of that one!

    I also like the last strip that “Fire Guy” points out! It’s soo true!

    Reminds me of some of the firefighters trying to talk me down with the external load when we are trying to precision set it somewhere in the woods. The “left and right” is easy to tell from the air looking straight down but the height can be hard to judge, especially when the load is on a long line and the aircraft is in the sun but the load in the shade.
    My personal favorite is when the guys just watch me struggle and then call me on the radio to tell me “load is on the ground” . . . .;-)
    I laugh because “on the ground” I can see and feel myself. It’s the 10 feet up, 5 feet up that’s the hardest.

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