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Dec 1, 2005

The Southern Elephant Seal arrives in the comic today. They are most apt to be found on the Sub-Antarctic Islands. Their coats are a dark gray and slowly become a faded brown up until they molt again. They feed on fish, squid and krill. It is the largest of the seal family averaging 16 feet in length. The record for the largest pinniped is held by a Southern Elephant Seal measuring 6.5m (21 ft 4 in) long and weighing 4 tonnes (8818 lbs). They also hold a Guinness record in the Lung Power Endurance category, they can dive up to 1828m (6000ft) deep and stay underwater for up to 2 hours. We’re going to hope Osbourne doesn’t get tangled up in the harness if that thing is heading for the sea.

On the Rocks Syndicated!

I’m excited and proud to say that On the Rocks comics is now also being featured at Funbrain is part of the Family Education Network (A Pearson Education Inc property) and provides over six million monthly visitors aged K-8 with educational and fun games and content. They have featured online books previously, but On the Rocks will be their first comic strip feature. This will not change anything here though, you can continue to read the same On the Rocks at this site just like you always have. Thanks again for reading and for the support, and a big welcome to many young new readers, perhaps their parents and teachers as well… I will try to broadcast this message to them over there somehow with special mind powers.


  1. John Lynch says:

    Congrats on the news. I wasn’t too sure about On the Rocks earlier (because it is a wordpress site), but I enjoyed reading it and I’m glad I did. I can also see why Funbrain would want to have your comic on their site. Perhaps this will become a common theme for webcomic creators.

  2. Sev says:

    I love how the tip of the poker is the same cheerful orange as his scarf.

    I don’t know why. The tricolour aspect of this comic just cracks me up for no justifiable reason.

    Also: WOW. You’re going to be like the Pied Piper of Antarctica.

    In two months snopes will be denying that a six-year-old climbed into a freezer because he wanted to meet Wally.

  3. Sev says:

    You know, at least three awesome things have a Blue-Orange-White color scheme going on. Firefox, Blank Label, and OtR.

  4. Yo Sis a.k.a. Starsky says:

    LOL! Oh oh oh ah oh…hee hee. Whats funnier Wally jabbing an Elephant Seal with a firey hot poker or the thought of Osbourne becoming one with his sombrero as the beast contiously slams him against ice. Too good Ty to good!

  5. Matt says:

    Haha, Wally’s expression on the last panel is gold.

    And congratulations on the syndication!

  6. Julie says:

    Congrats — good for you! I found this site last night and I just love your comic. It’s rare to find true clean humor out there!

  7. andy. says:

    “It’s rare to find true clean humor out there! ” I agree with Julie here, most webcomics I found find a way to throw in “unclean,” if you will, humor. At times I don’t mind this, but it’s more of a feat to have just as good – or better comic without this.

    I’ve only seen it work in a few online comics that I like. Those with it, use it very subtle however.

  8. Julie says:

    Exactly, Andy. I don’t mind the more “unclean” humor, but sometimes, I want a comic I can read at work and not worry that someone will look over my shoulder and find it insulting! Or, not be able to read a comic to my grandsons — not that 6 1/2 month old boys really understand them anyway, but it’s the principle of the thing! πŸ™‚

  9. Tyler Martin says:

    Thanks for the kind words folks. πŸ˜€

  10. Hyperbar Pro says:

    I have seen the Hyperbar Pro watch from SDW rated at 12,000m? Any thoughts?

  11. bobo says:

    I fowd this on funbrain.

  12. comic books says:

    Cheers and greetings everyone! I’m Cynthia Werner, and today I am looking at various blog designs because I am trying to learn new things. I really enjoyed visiting your blog site.

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  15. Im glad you signed a deal with funbrainn. Thats how I found this site out!

  16. Ella Enchanted(the book) says:

    what was wally thinking in that third pannel??he was like”of course he is…UNTIL I POKE HIM WITH THIS RED HOT PRODDDER!!!!”i mean,what did he think would happen?”oh i have this really hot stick and my friends on a bull seal so…AHA!!!!!!!BAM!!!!” πŸ˜• πŸ˜› 😎 😳 😑

  17. Osbourne says:

    …Do penguins have health insurance?

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