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Apr 26, 2006

The only thing magic about magic markers is how they magically don’t wash off of anything. It’s a pretty funny term… “magic” marker. It’s funny how generic brand names like that can set in to be commonly used words. I assume the phrase was coined back when they first created them, they must have been pretty impressed with themselves. Must have been during the age of invention when everything was “amazing”. Either way, small children and Wally should not have them in their possession.

Sidetracked With ComicPress…

I got a little sidetracked the last couple days and didn’t have new comics for you, my apologies for not giving you your fix. I got playing with the theme I made to run the comic here. I use the popular blogging software known as WordPress. I had created a custom theme for it for publishing Webcomics with WordPress and when I did so I also shared it for other Webcomic creators to use, it’s called ComicPress. I updated it with a new version, it even got a mention on the blog of the founding developer of WordPress, that was pretty cool. Maybe some of the people linking in will have found On the Rocks.

Anyway, there were things I wanted to fix and add to it so I just got doing that until it was done. You’ll notice the new bookmarking system to the right at the top of the sidebar. This is so you can mark any comic and return to it in the future, for reading through the archives over several sessions or for those not able to get to the site every day to remember the last comic they read. The archives have a search feature now that they are getting bigger. There’s a couple other little features I need to add around here to get it up to speed too the new ComicPress too.


  1. rocketgrrl says:

    lol love wally’s face in the last panel

  2. You says:

    same ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. Edi says:

    I love the wite marks where wally missed spots on osborn, SO cute.

  4. ~*Ashley*~ says:

    lmbo, thanks for the comic!

  5. Lee says:

    Do I detect another subtle Ren & Stimpy influence here?

  6. Antacrticus says:

    looks like in the first panel or two wally thinks ozzy doesn’t know and is tryimg to suprise him 😯 ut he’s apparenly not that stupid 🙄


  7. Lurker says:

    🙂 😀 😯 🙄
    Smile: Grin: Shock: Roll:
    Just to see if I can help ppl understand the smileys.

  8. Zak says:

    LOL thanks lurker 😀

    nice comic today tyler, loving Wally’s face where he is trying not to laugh 🙂

  9. Kevin says:

    Hmm, penguin pool…. sounds like a fun game.

    We have never called them magic markers in Australia – they have always been textas.

  10. GreasyNerf says:

    Splendid as always. I came across this strip a few months ago via PvP by Scott Kurtz, and I must say, I have been very impressed. Usually, my humor tends to be more…”questionable” in nature, and full of profane and explicit verbiage and images, but the simplicity and idocy of Wally is absolutely genius. Love the work, keep it up! As an aside…I went through and read all of the archived strips yesterday…while at work…thanks for making me a horrible employee!!!

  11. Waluigi says:

    What happened to the Global Warming subsection? 😯 Never mind, I don’t care about that anyway… 🙄

  12. bobo says:

    weres today’s comic. 😕

  13. Burrell says:

    You continue to amaze me, too awesome… i almost want to start a webcomic to take advantage of ComicPress!

    Love the 8-ball, in college we did that to a friends bald head… but at least we didnt use permanent marker… we used the washable kind…

  14. RW says:

    Washable?! Oh your no fun.

  15. Matt D says:

    This is one of the funniest strips you have done so far

  16. yay! the rolling eyes work! 🙄

  17. Nick says:

    ACH! I just moved to linux and I have been without internet for 10 days! I missed OTR so much! 😀

  18. shink says:

    Oh yeah, that little bookmarking widget’s pretty useful (used in little gamers and sgr). More!

  19. Izzieluv says:

    I WANT MORE WATER BALOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. ?????? says:

    Who`s gonna be the stick?

  21. Jenny says:

    HOLY SWEET WHALE CARCASS! “Hi, Wally. Now don’t laugh. Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh.” “HA HA HA! You look ridiculous! HA HA HA! Are you up shooting some POOL?! HA HA HA!” Wally! Wally, Wally, Wally!

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