Comic 12 - The Walrus and the Carpenter...
14th Jun 2014, 12:00 AM in Of Rats and Monsters
The Walrus and the Carpenter...
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Yep, I plan to insert the Wilhelm-scream into all future stories too... ;-)
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Candralar edit delete reply
Candralar
I laughed out loud at the sheer ridiculousness of a walrus and a cowboy sitting there eating an oyster dinner with Soren. I wonder what good times these "old pals" sit around and reminisce about. :D
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Glad that this made you laugh! :-)

The "cowboy" though is actually a carpenter, wearing the traditional clothes of carpenter journeymen here in Germany.
This whole scene is an allusion to the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter, from the book Through the Looking-Glass (the sequel to Alice in Wonderland).
That means I can't take full credit for this page's "sheer ridiculousness", because a part of that was already thought up by Lewis Caroll. ;-)
Jay042 edit delete reply
Jay042
So Soren knows Wilford the Walrus
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Haha! :-D
Man, this panel has gotta be a prime example of Early Installment Weirdness in my comic...
(I swear though, I wasn't aware of Wilford the Walrus, least of all back then! Especially evident when you look at the year written on this page: Put online in 2014, but drawn in 2012!)

Also, here is another relevant link!
(I would have loved to link to the version with Peter Ustinov as the Walrus instead, but I couldn't find a clip of it.)
BlueDragon edit delete reply
BlueDragon
OMG! The walrus! XD XD
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
"I am the walrus;
Goo goo g'joob!" ;-D
Jazz Nevermore edit delete reply
Jazz Nevermore
I love how you inserted the Wilhelm scream into your comic, lmao.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Thank you! ^^

(I think the as of now latest incarnation of this running gag is here. This time it's none other than Peter who screams!)
Jazz Nevermore edit delete reply
Jazz Nevermore
And one of Soren's buddies just happens to be a walrus for some reason...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Like you now with 2099, in the early days I had yet to fine-tune how wacky exactly I wanted my comic to be! ;-D

(Also, he is a sailor, so a walrus friend kinda makes sense...)