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Jun 23, 2006

“She can’t take much more of this captain!”

Though not another planet, Antarctica actually is used for testing/training for future missions to planets such as mars. Many of the systems the scientists use at stations there are the same as would be set up on a foreign planet. In addition to combatting the cold and being in an environment that does not support life (towards the pole) they must be totally self-sufficient (particularly during the winter when their are no more supply shipments).

Back to Business & An Anniversary…

I got back a little late from my little vacation (hence the missed Wednesday comic) and I have to get back into the groove of things around here. Being unplugged for a week is nice but disorienting trying to get back into things. My newsboxes are full of all sorts of things I’ve yet to sort through.

But just before getting all the way back into things here, today I’m celebrating my fifth year anniversary with my lovely wife who has been wonderfully supportive of this comic project from the start and who I love dearly. It feels great to hit 5 years, I wish I could say it was twenty or thirty as a testament to the strength of our bond. The comic’s one year anniversary is also coming up, so there is much to rejoice. Anyway, I’ll see you all Monday, have a great weekend and thanks to those that purchased shirts!


  1. eekbaa says:

    i dont get it

  2. ... says:

    wally cant run any faster, congrats tyler, on both aniversities great comics 🙂

  3. Lee says:

    Heh. Did someone mention Calvin and Hobbes? Oh, yeah.

  4. Weird Lurker says:

    It would be nice if they were really flying. 🙁

  5. Matt says:

    Happy aniversary!

    In the comic, I especially love those clouds and the wind. Wally’s expression is also quite amusing.

  6. Phizlo says:

    Wow, and I thought there were really flying in the air . . .

  7. Hannah says:

    great comic.
    this was one that I sent to all my friends. 🙄
    I send them these comics sometimes. 😀

    and happy anniversary!

  8. RW says:

    Ha ha…boost…all the…mister…*inhales deeply*Good times.

    Anyway, happy anniversary!

    And I hope you had a nice vacation, and it’s nice to know you din’t get eaten by a pack of mutan blood-thirsty penguins on your way home, anyway, have a nice weekend.

  9. Larry says:

    Happy Anniversary Tyler! My wife and I will hit 20 years in January… GULP! Yeah, I really am THAT old….

  10. Kevin says:

    Happy Anniversary.

    NIce to see the boys found themselves a new box to play with.

  11. BriGuy says:

    I bet Wally was thrilled to get another box to play with. 🙂 : roll:

  12. Penguin of Death says:

    Happy Anniversary,
    Yes this comic is quite amusing….i found it on a site called
    I also found a diary comic wich was quite amusing itself but i like this one better:D.
    the flying is fun its amusing that there not going down a hill lol. Maybe there should be a comic with the same thing only they are going down a hill and they fall or somthing.

  13. Phizlo says:

    You know, I wonder what will happen after the thrust boosters run out of power . . .

  14. Serene says:

    Happy Anniversary to both of you! Congrats : )

  15. Kory says:

    good cartoon, keep ’em coming though, I cant get enough

  16. Nikos says:

    I can’t believe no one has commented on the Star Trek reference, yet they started going on about C&H! Well whatever…I’m doctor Jim! Not a Star Trek nerd… *WINK*

  17. ANA_IN_NM says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  18. Julie says:

    That was great! Glad to see you back at it.

  19. izzieluv says:

    nice wally is the plane, hey MORE BOXES THE ENDLESS FUN

  20. axis says:

    wally trips and the box goes fliying. ”we lost our main thruster!”

  21. Jenny says:

    Another box? And Wally and Osborne are playing airplane?

  22. baybay2 says:

    The THRUST bosters

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