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Jul 18, 2006
Still Swiping Rocks

As you saw in the video from my last post, the adelie penguins are pretty good at stealing rocks when the nest’s owner isn’t looking. But sometimes they can get into some nasty little spats over the rocks too. I’ll try and share some video footage of that next time. It’s kind of entertaining, especially this one technique…

  • LMAO! Nice one T, hehe that is really a great one there. How do you do that style in that last panel? I love the dirty look!

  • Daniel

    Wow… nice usage of vector art! Hope the duo finds a home soon~

    It’s funny how your comic strip about “the box”(in vector art) totally matched with this random, corky idea that me and my friend came up with (except we called it “the thing!” I showed my friend the strip and he claimed that you stole our idea from us and he also added that we should be paid in royalties for it.

    I don’t know how you got your “the box,” but we got our idea by walking on a hot summer day thinking of something to drink at Starbucks…the heat sure entertains you with interesting silly ideas. Then we picturesd ourselves riding in an empty box and driving it like a car.

  • a.c

    Possibly the mangiest looking penguin I’ve ever seen…

  • CL

    lol oz is picking on the skimpy ones! lol wally is so awsome.

  • avers

    i feel so very sad for that mangy lookin little penguin. i feel like i should take him home and give him a couple cans of tuna to fatten him up a little. Poor little guy. *tear

  • Yeah, I have a hard time looking at him myself now. He’s so pathetic. He’s not going to get a mate, even if he did his eggs wouldn’t make it in that “nest”. /sniff

  • Tyler, that comic was screaming out for one little alteration.

  • Sev

    I love how much of a jerk Osbourne is being.

    As for the contribution of the Right Honorable Gentleman for One Fell Swoop, you’d think those fruit hat would freeze.

  • I really hope that they don’t get any of that poor penguin’s rocks. He probably worked hard for those–they should somehow get them from the big penguin, because he’s probably just been stealing them from other penguins.

  • Even the Japanese wouldn’t take that Penguin for scientific research. Man, he’s one ugly bird – but he would probably still taste like chicken.

  • Anonymous

    i think the other penguin is so fat he couldn’t turn around so they could get the ones behind him… but then how would he have got them in the first place…

  • Anonymous

    if penguins could fly that scrawny one probably coudn’t

  • how mean of osbourne to pick on the skimpy ones

    gross and small

    if the big one is related to the small one…
    then wally and osbourne will regret stealing the nest


  • Davej

    When Osbourne gets rocks, will he lose them to the female penguin flirting for rocks?

  • Shrew

    Dude, I LOVE that last panel. Nice work! 🙂

  • Phizlo

    Poor penguin . . . I wonder what happened to him. And, Sev, I’m sorry about the last comic. Now I know stereotypes are just plain wrong.

  • Mute

    Oh, PLEASE don’t let that poor widdle Penguin get his rocks stolen! Maybe Wally and Osborne can help the little guy steal the big Penguins Rocks, and in turn he gives them a Home!

  • Canadian Mooseman

    Let the rocks go! Just walk into some kinda lab or something or base in antarctica and live there! It would be much more homey. I mean…how are wally and osborne gonna fit in a pile of rocks???

  • kyler

    i think gain a few pounds and swipe from the other guy and he is on the way to…………………………


  • kyler

    cuz he is tiny i mean

    oh yeah

  • alasken that can’t sleep

    that poor little pinguin man i think the best way to steal his rocks is to just put him out of his misery!!!! I mean he is SO scrawny that it looks like he has just sat there on his 3 little rocks all layin season or wuteva and hasn’t ate nuttin!!! JUST PUT HIM OUT OF HIS MISERY!!!!!!!! CAN’T YOU SEE HE IS JUST SUFFERING!!!!!! ok well its like almost 2am so i think i should go to sleep. KILL i mean HUMANLY UTHINISE THE POOR CREATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • alasken that can’t sleep

    to go along with that last comment that is the creepiest pinguen in all of antartica!!!!!!!!!! and the scrawnyest

  • Sev

    For the sight-impaired, the previous two posts are availible at the following address.

  • Canadian Mooseman

    Umm…I think im gonna be sick.

  • Canadian Mooseman

    So…whens the new comic coming?

  • Canadian Mooseman

    Im all confused about these days that Tyler is supposed to put comics on…

  • her

    You’re not the only one, Canuck Mooseman!

  • Sheena

    Awww, poor little penguin! I hope W&O help him out, poor thing. I would takehm home and feed him and cuddle him, poor thing.

  • Sheena

    Awww, poor little penguin! I hope W&O help him out, poor thing. I would take him home and feed him and cuddle him, poor thing. And I would give him more rocks and an equally scrawny playmate. You know, while I’m at it, I’d like a pony.

  • Jai Inder

    Whoever up there at the top seems to be claiming that they came up with a the box idea, has been seriously mislead, since it originated in Calvin and Hobbes. Obviously, said person is ridiculous, and the box concept is free for anyone to use.

  • Jai Inder

    Also…The Saturn Commercial.

  • Hannah

    hey people its miss penguin freak here!
    I feel bad for that little scrawny penguin.
    but he’s got some issues or somethin cuz his
    eyes are like buggin out and going different directions.

  • Penguin Freak (Hannah)

    hey i’m going to start
    using Penguin Freak as my name now
    so when it says Penguin Freak, its Hannah. ok? ok.

  • izzieluv

    i like the little one thats funny

  • Canadian Mooseman


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  • Canadian Mooseman

    I’m sorry but idiots have invaded the town. For all you geeks out there…we need help!

  • hey Tyler, What will the next comic be about?

    please anser me.


  • Canadian Mooseman



    ya C.M.!

  • SuperVegito

    @Tyler : You Think You Could Get Someone To Make A Wally and Osbourne/On The Rocks Desktop Comic reader? like the one thats there for g**fie*d?

  • no one whos name you need to know

    when willa new comic strip be out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????

  • no one whos name you need to know

    C O O M M M M II C
    C O O M M M M II C
    C O O M MM M II C

  • no one whos name you need to know

    C O O M M M M II C
    C O O M M M M II C
    C O O M MM M II C

  • Sev



    come on tyler get a new comic

  • SuperVegito

    Why are you scared about talking about garfield!!!!

    I like garfield a lot!!!

    I wouldn’t be scared about talking a bout another comic!

    ANSWER me about it!!

    That felt like an insult!

  • accualy.

    A desktop reader would be cool

    nice idea

  • uh…no one whos name you need to know,

    you are getting a little annoying


    I know you’re acually Canadian Mooseman