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May 7, 2007
Quest For the Beak: Part V

“Mmm, Gelflings!”

Well, we finally get to see the Giant Petrel King. Giant petrels are known as the vultures of Antarctica. Aside from the Wandering Albatross they are about the largest of the scavenger birds there and able to dominate in the feasting of carcasses. They’re carrion feeding ways earned them the name “Stinker” from whalers. They are also not strangers to feeding on singled out penguin chicks or even sick or weak penguins.

I forgot to mention snow petrels the other day, when Howie showed up in the comic. They are definitely much prettier and smaller than their vulture-like cousins. They feed mostly on fish and krill but will feed on carrion as well. They are also pretty much exclusive to Antarctica being one of the only bird species that breed exclusively on the continent (along with emperor penguins and South Polar skuas). They usually nest in rock cliffs near the sea. Video footage of them bathing in the snow (rolling around on their backs in it) seems to be popular among Antarctic documentaries and is pretty cute as well.

  • Hey! One of the skuas has a band like the one in Happy Feet! Wally never stops being so stupid, in a funny way. The skua with the eggshell and the necklace looks like one of my friends…..
    Please continue! I need more to live…..!…Do skuas eat snow petrels? My pal just asked me that and I’m not sure.

  • Sputnix

    Wow second post lol :]
    anyways the king looks deadly wich should make things interesting and his necklace looks familiar like something that this comic and the past ones were about but I can’t put my finger on it.

  • 3rd comment!!!!!!!! wow, it’s been a long time since i read this thing. the petrel king is probably going to be weak or something, to surprise us.

  • doladj

    wow!i see osbournes beak.the king looks freaky.

  • LTaniki

    I feel bad for Wally

  • I just noticed about Osborne’s beak…..the petrel is using it as a necklace?! Wonder if that’s stylish or not…….I also realized that I had the first comment. That never happened to me before! I’m so happy!!!

    *people make fun of me because I like skuas. I make fun of them because they don’t.*

  • The Giant Petrel King is really . . . scary-looking. Savagey-looking, too. I mean, look at the giant bones behind him! They must’ve been part of a whale! His cape looks like he used it from other birds’ feathers! And where’d he get that SPEAR?!

    Seriously, Wally’s in for a big, dangerous surprise.

  • Haw Haw! that is a funny one, Tyler. I wonder how the king commands the petrels. I bet it is some kind of mind control.It wont work on me.(hypnotic sound)Yes master, I will obey.I will make Tyler Martin to make comic.

  • Arctic Fox

    The Giant Petrel King’s spear looks like a harpoon…

  • BriGuy

    Awesome, new comic. I was looking forward to seeing the giant petrel king but I didn’t expect him to look so…. ugly. And, once again, Wally shows us his brilliance. Priceless. I’m looking forward to new hand drawn comics in the future.

    P.S. I like the new website format.

  • Sarah da penguin lvr

    yay new comic! love the petrel king!

  • qtpa2tnh

    Hey , guys ! if you go to the On The Rocks theme,it’s updated , too!

  • Cristina

    You have no idea how happy i am that there is finally another comic!

    I thought this day would never come… 8′)

  • JS

    Did no one else get the Dark Crystal Reference?

  • zeel

    :mrgreen: yay! new comic!
    he is a big bird compard to the others but compard to a polerbar…

    …he is pretty small! :mrgreen:

  • tux

    Wow, it’s great to finally have a new comic. I was worried we weren’t seeing any more ๐Ÿ™

  • Man, Petrel looks great! Great colors as always.

  • BriGuy

    Awsome! We have Wally and Osborne smilies agian! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • zeel

    :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โžก ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ™ โ— โ“ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    yay w&o smilees!! โ— โ—

    thars a petres king! ๐Ÿ˜† ots “:lol :” (no sace)

  • clubpenguindude

    Wally looks short in the forth panel. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • clubpenguindude

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ And how did the king petrel get so BIG? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • clubpenguindude

    and even though the skua king is small compared to a polar bear, he commands a bunch of skuas.

  • zeel

    :yes: :no:

  • โžก โžก โžก โžก yeah i got the petral king nice comic

  • zeel

    one of the slileees shuld be that littel penguing bake from the home hunt the one with werd eys it shuld be : twisted: and petrel king shuld be : evil: find a better : lol: maby osbone with big eys and no beek โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ—

    how do u make smilees! I usoom u start with a 16X16 pix “.ico” file . . .

  • Penguin Guru

    I love these smileys! :mrgreen: Someone asked if Osbonres beak on his neck is stylish? Well if it isn’t, and another bird makes fun of him for it, well let’s just say i feel sorry for that bird. He probably killed a whale hunter and took his harpoon. I love the hand drawn stuff, but it takes too long. I’m caught between the cool look every week, or having a computer made one every day. ๐Ÿ˜• This is fraustrating! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โ“

  • Penguin Guru

    IS THAT A DINOSAUR BONE AT HIS FOOT (OR FLIPPER) โ— โ“ โ— He’s probably the brother of that one tough penguin wally wanted to fight, but instead they robbed the little sickly penguin. remember?

  • Mike123

    How many more Quest For The Beak comics will there be โ“

  • Awesome… that was actually worth the wait.

    If only that was a wallpaper or something! I could scare anyone who thinks about using my computer.

  • zeel

    the petrel king ๐Ÿ˜† is soooooooooo skarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uv got to make a wall paper of that โ—

    thees are soo cool how do umake them โ“ โ— ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ โžก ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ :mrgreen:

  • ๐Ÿ˜€ AWESOME TYLER! i love what you have done with the site and the comics. ROCK ON

  • ๐Ÿ˜Ž lol this is so awesome. whens the next comic coming out tyler? ๐Ÿ™„

  • Bob

    the petrel king looks scary, as the others said before, but if you compare it to osborne’s height, it’s not really big ๐Ÿ˜‰
    or will you just not care about proportions, like gargamel, for example, always changes his size?
    example pic:

  • just_another_penguin_lover

    HOLY CRAP!!! WALLY AND OSBORNE SMILIES!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ok sorry…got alittle carried away…. Cool comic Tyler, keep ’em coming, I’m so excited to see what happens next!! Haha, i love the eyes of the birds wally is using to climb up, you can just imagine the “ouch” with each climb he takes.
    ๐Ÿ’ก โžก Hey anyone got any ideas as to how you think Tyler is going to get osbornes beak back?!

  • just_another_penguin_lover

    Wait let me rephrase that, how you think Tyler will get Wally to get Osbornes beak back. lol. there. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • WWW

    AHH SMILEYS ARE THE GREATEST!!! YES THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful comic there, but I am wondering whose bones that chair is made out of? I am truly vexed by this. HELP ME TO KNOW!! ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ™

  • YO
    i stopped checking for comics every day
    cuz i thought a new one would never come out ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ™
    then sarah emailed me and told me there was a new one
    and my pretty bad day got a lot better ๐Ÿ˜€
    yay :mrgreen:
    love the new smileys :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Bob

    refering to my last post:
    of course i meant wally, not osborne ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Bob

    ah and the link doesn’t work

  • clubpenguindude

    Hey, um, how are those skuas alive ๐Ÿ˜• โ“

  • clubpenguindude

    and penguin guru, how is he the tough penguin’s brother if he’s a..wait, what is he again?in my other comments i called him a petrel AND a skua…

  • Zack

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow I love it! The Giant Pet Roll king reminds me of something though….

  • SMILEYS!!!!! :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™‚ Won’t stop commenting until you add another comic! They’re addicting!
    About using this comic as a wallpaper, I did that and my sister went on and screamed when she saw the petrel. I was laughing so hard……..
    He looks awesome to me….. :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Is that how big Giant petrels are compared to skuas? I’ve never seen a real giant petrel…

  • shikra

    Awesome comic dude! The giant petral king is sooooo funny! I can see Osborne’s beck! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • bellyac

    Okay, who can seriously be freakier than the Petrel King??? I don’t know, but if you meet him, you’d better run quick ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bellyac

    Maybe the King appeals to their better nature with… um… unimaginable torture, maybe his singing… :mrgreen:

  • bellyac

    How do you publish a webcomic??? I’d like to, but I don’t really know how to do it with DIALUP *gasp*. It’s called, “DILL PICKLE” catchy, yes.

  • Anonymous

    love the design of the petral king its awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Poppy

    Clubpenguindude, I go on club penguin, my penguin is Bounder! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • clubpenguindude

    Oh yeah, he’s a petrel king. 50th comment yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜Ž