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Nov 29, 2006
What’s Coffee?

Mmm, I just finished up a deeeeelicious cup of coffee as I finished up this comic. I’m now a powerhouse of creative energy until I crash in a while.

Though commonly referred to as beans, coffee actually comes from the seed of fruits from trees in the coffea genus. The green seeds are then roasted which creates special chemical reactions that produce the coffee magic. At this point, us consumers grind them up (or purchase pre-ground) and brew them with some quality H2O.

Thoughts On the Book

So there I was, laying up the first Wally and Osborne book collection, only four or five pages into it. It was basically the strips as they appear on the site, but just crammed into a book, as many as would fit onto a blank white page so you would get the most bang for your buck.

But I just wasn’t happy with it. I don’t just want a collection of single strips that you already can read on the site stacked onto printed pages. I want the book to stand on its own, as a book independent of a daily strip. I want it to be beautiful, to flow, to have a variety of content. I’ve reinvented what it will be, it is going to take a bit longer, but it is so going to be worth it. Every comic and every frame will be laid out different from they appear on the site, to fill and become pages, sometimes recreated and other times multiple comics will be seamlessly joined together. It will have new content that does not appear on the site, not just original stories but content also incorporating my news posts and fact tidbits. I’m really excited about it, it will be a book I will be proud to have created and you will be happy to have on your shelf… or coffee table. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll keep you updated on it and put a progress bar up for you if that would be of interest. Maybe share some teasers from it as I work on it.

  • BriGuy

    I didn’t know that.

  • Phizlo

    Coffee is not that bad but coffee cake is the best! ๐Ÿ˜€ Man I love it! I don’t drink coffee a lot, I just drink water or soda. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • zeel

    yes aprogres bar wald be grate

  • I wander if humans that visited antartica lived in that shack? :/

  • Ishmael

    RE: Phizlo
    How do you not like coffee but coffee cake they are the same!!!

  • Shrew

    Love the progress bar idea! It’s all about the visuals.

  • the second panel looks like osborne got hit with a coffe balloon. hey my name is jordan villarreal.hey brian imerenazor. see? i TOLD u! do polar bears have lower eyelids? its wierd that wally’s tongue is blue.

  • thats funny that Wally does not know what coffee is! :>

  • Hi Osborne A. Penguin, it’s Wally P. Bear. You must have got the name idea from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cristina

    Man, yesterdays comic was a lot like today, it started snowing and icing, and we got out of school early!!

  • Cristina

    Now don’t make fun of me if i’m wrong but isn’t coffee cake the same thing as a danish? because if it is I love Cheese danish the best!!

  • o well wally doesnt know much about r world. he should go 2 school taught by penguins.he could b the school bully! i can imagine him with ripped clothes and a im 9 years old so i dont know much bout coffee.does any1 of u yhink santa is real? i dont no what 2 beleive. some1 help me! i guess they DO have a coffee maker. coffee is crushed brown beans in hot water turned into a liquid. a better definition.sorry for taking up room!

  • Cristina

    okay, sorry i meant the day before yesterday. I just now saw the coffee strip.

  • yeah i did get the name from u wally p. bear. cristina is lucky! i live in texas and it doesnt snow there iv imagined having snowball fights with friends and buildin’ forts. any1 read calvin and hobbes?

  • io

    i read it. and tyler martin, the maker of this comic, has referred to it a few times.

  • Cristina

    well i think snow is probably over rated, it’s cold and wet and most of the time (at least where i live) you can’t even play in it because it’s either ice or there’s not enough, however when there is, it can be nice, especially snow days!!

  • Cristina

    I am excited for the book!

  • hey io u read calvin and hobbes? if u do,do u think calvin has a crush on susie derkins/ by the way i wonder what calvins last name is? and how old is hobbes/ my brother thins hes 43 i think hes from 10 to17

  • io

    its proved in the comic book Homicidal jungle Cat that he has a crush on susie derkins..

  • its also revealed in the 10th anniversary book calvinn has a mild crush on susie.

  • WE had some thin like sleet today, but it went on then off on then off on off! ๐Ÿ˜

  • it’s ok Osborne A. Penguin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh ya the P. stands for polar so the A. mast stand for Adaline because Osborne is an Adaline penguin.

  • osborne A penguin i live in Kansas and we haven’t had a white christmas 4 about 8 years and i’m 9! 8)

  • funny huh

  • Phizlo

    I like Calvin and Hobbes. They have really funny comics in the books. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hey, Tyler I really would like a progress bar to keep me updated on the book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ur right wally . can i call u wally p. for short? yeah i havent hd a white x-mas for 2 years it wasnt much snow either but a city at the tip of texas got TONS of snow and theyre closer 2 the equator!

  • Phizlo

    You know Wally and Osborne, (P. Bear and A. Penguin) if you want to talk to each other use the chatbox. Comments only for talking about the comic or news of Wally and Osborne (the real ones). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Phizlo

    Sorry for filling up space.
    Can’t wait until book collection comes out! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Xavier

    ร‚ยซI want it to be beautiful, to flow, to have a variety of content.ร‚ยป

    Whoah man, you should cut down on coffee. ๐Ÿ˜› But if you still know what you’re going to do after the cafeine intoxication wanes out, then it’s going to be a damn good book, thumbs up! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Just kidding, carry on.

  • Ferrety Penguin

    wally’s face is hilarious in the third panel

  • Emperor Penguin

    Wednesday’s Fact is on the last comic. 8)

    Wally’s face is funny!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I live in Califonia and it dosen’t snow at all. ๐Ÿ™ Although once there is winter vacation my dad said that we will be giong to either Big Bear of Lake Tahoe (the deepest lake in Cali) Look for tomorrow’s fact ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I meant: OR Lake Tahoe:(

    Sorry for taking up space!

  • haha!! i *heart* the expression on Wally’s face in the last panel!!!!! at school me and my pal Hannah (yes that’s the Hannah you all know and love) were saying that it would be cool to be Wally and Osborne. so she said “i call Osborne” so now i am Wally making that stupidly hilarious expression!

  • Great comic! Also great job on the Todd and Penguin! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I live in California too Emperor Penguin. I don’t mean to criticize, but you spelled California wrong on the third line! ๐Ÿ™
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
    ๐Ÿ™ 8) Smilies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Daniel

    Finally something for Osborn to enjoy without Wally trying to steal it (like the orange juice gags). ^_^

    Unless Wally decides to taste it…

  • Lee

    Don’t apologise for taking longer to do the book in a new format. You take all the time you need to nail that sucker.

  • zeel

    I want the book ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Cristina

    I agree w/ lee, good things take time, especialy in books!

  • qtpa2tnh

    Guys, USE THE CHATBOX ! TYLER SAID IF WE FLOOD THE COMMENTS HE WILL HAVE TO START BANNING USRES AGAIN !Your welcome Tyler and great comic !.. I love Wally’s face in the last panel !I hate the smell of coffee bean grindings …

  • qtpa2tnh

    Sorry , I meant “USERS”, not”USRES” .Good comic !

  • Eric

    I would like the progress bar avaliable!


  • SportyBlonde!

    I’m 15, and I can totally relate to dreaming of snow days… I live in Phoenix, Arizona and it was like 85 degrees the other day! Hello, its NOVEMBER!!! (almost December actually…)

    Hey Tyler, I am soooooooooooooooooooooo excited for the book to come out!!!! I like your idea about it. The minute I can get it, I will!!!

  • I saw Happy Feet yesterday.!!! It was awsome! I live in Germany so when it snows it comes to about your waist. I love the snow. Great comic Tyler. Can’t wait for the book, but take your time. A proggress bar would be great!

  • just_another_penguin_lover

    Burnt bean dust soaked in water….yep thats coffee alright!! there is nothing like coming down from a coffee high! haha!…… I can’t wait for the book!!!!!!! Very much excited for it to come out!! Do you have any time line or goal of when you want it to be out? Keep us posted!!! Great comics, keep them coming!!

  • Huzzah for a progress bar! I need to plan out my paychecks so I don’t find myself waiting a month before I can buy the book after it comes out.

  • zeel

    love the comic

    I live in OH and the sno gets from just a slush to rely dep pac snow

    P.S.Ifel sory for you Osborne A. Penguin ๐Ÿ™ snow is rely fun8-)

  • io


  • zeel

    wish that choffee tasted how it smels

  • Cristina

    Horay!! Snow day today!!! I will say that i like snow cold better then just cold with no snow, because at least you can miss school on snow days!

  • Cristina

    Hey Tyler, you should do another fan art thing. That was cool, and i hadn’t found this website yet when you did it the first time, and i think a lot of other people hadn’t been here yet either!!!