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Jul 23, 2007
Jury Duty I

So, I got a summons for jury duty in the mail. As a resident of a state in the US you are obligated to serve jury duty when your name is pulled from the magic hat of some giant database machine in the back of some state department. Starting today, for the next two weeks I will be serving my jury time. Today I went in and sat with a group of about 60 people, after several hours of sitting around, and then several hours of questioning and probing us, a jury was selected (12 people with 2 alternates for a totaly of 14). And I was one of them, I made the team! Heh, not a team it seems most people want to make, many people do their best to get out of jury duty as it can be a pretty big inconvenience. So I’ll be sitting in on a court case I’m sworn in not to talk about at all. Sure, I’d rather be busy creating comics and stuff… but I’m just going to make the best of it and do my part as a citizen.

And I figure it only fair to make poor old Osborne have to go through it too, so it’s jury duty comics all week!

  • Timothy

    LOL I wonder what the case Osbourne will be Jurying will be like. Maybe Wally will be the judge or even the defendant.

    No one seems to want to be a Jury person. Here in New Zealand no-one wants to be a Jury-pewrson either. And Jurours are paid below minimum wage. But I suppose its for our country so we have to do it.

  • My teacher has gotten jury duty about a gazillion times and she has never been selected! Lucky her!

    Good luck on your jury duty! 😀

  • stumpoman

    My old teacher used to make sure he never got jury duty. He never lied about the questions but he always tried to be unpleasant.

  • Shenniko


    That is all….


  • Out here in OZ, they just send notices of Jury duty through the regular mail so it’s pretty easy for it to get “lost in transit” and make it hard for them to get you to the court.

  • Captain Chaos

    Jury Duty I means that there will at least be a second part, so we can look forward to a new series ….
    I think the penguin chicks are guilty ! So are the skuas ….

  • I was selected to be “on call” for jury duty for the entire month of March this year. I had to call a number three times a week to see if I had to go in. It turns out that I didn’t. The clerk at the courthouse said they don’t get many cases that go to court really. A lot of tickets and people rather just pay the fine for their guilty butts. 😀 Too bad though, I wouldn’t have minded really. I would have gotten paid at work as well as whatever minimal dollarage the court through at me. It would have been an interesting change in my routine that’s for sure.

  • Davis

    If you got summoned for Jury Duty, you vote and/or drive a car–Voter registration and the DMV are the 2 DBs they hit here in the states–just pray you got criminal and not civil. Criminal is usually 2 weeks, but civil can go 2 months (assesing damages). I believe in fulfilling jury duty, but worry about doing it in a country where you are innocent until proven broke.

  • I’m in the top ten comments, oh yah, awsome comic!!!

  • YAY! Jury duty comics 💡 😮 ! But that means no Wally!!!

  • yes brian is right! wheres wally in this comic?

  • Hey Tyler why don’t you make Wally pop why Osborne’s in jury duty and make him, you know,

  • Sarah da penguin lvr

    what sort of crimes can you commit in Antarctica? 😕
    and will wally be in any of these comics? :mrgreen:

  • Phizlo

    Osborne should be careful on jury duty. I don’t know why. . . I just know. 😯

  • Lee

    12 Angry Pen … guins.

    I remember my jury duty. Apart from all the descriptions of blood and gore it was incredibly boring.

  • i love mraz

    i didnt know they had jusry duty in antarctica! 😕

  • allforwally

    hehehehhe i like this one!

  • Sarah

    my mom had to do jury duty for 13 months which turned into 18 months

  • India

    My mom had to go to jury dudy but she said no

  • India

    My mom almost went to jury dudy but she said no

  • osborne with jury duty-thatd be funny

  • Sputnix

    I had forgoten who tomas was but I guess years of reading [yes it’s been about 2 years now] I have forgoten who tomas was
    anywho great comic can’t wait for the next one ➡

  • Tre

    JURY DUTY?!?! 😈

  • waffle_man

    I can’t think of anything to say………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..meep

  • Hey , guys!Somewhere around the time he finished Quest for the Beak,he said he’d set aside a week were amazing things happen to Osborne.I think this is the week!Good comic,I don’t think I WANT to see THOMAS in THAT MUCH DETAIL…


  • Meg

    my mum had jury duty and she got selected and she had to sit for a day and listen to a criminal declare he was innocent ALL DAY.

  • Amy

    Wow. I just now noticed the juvie penguin’s flipper. He must have, like, suction flippers.

  • joe

    SAVE THE WALLY 😈 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 😈 😈 😈 😈 😎