April 26, 2017

“Flight of fancy”

I don’t often do splash pages like this; especially with a week between episodes, they don’t give a lot of story content for the space they use. But since W.W. Denslow created such lovely plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I wanted to include some in my Oz story, too … and in such a way that places them in the context of the story.

On another technical note, I’m switching to present tense with my writing here. I was trying to match Baum’s use of past tense, but I just didn’t like how it meshed with spoken dialog in a comic panel. For the writers out there, compare this week’s strip to this one and this one— which sounds better to your ears?

April 19, 2017

“Tempest in a teapot”

That looks like a potent blend, indeed!

April 12, 2017

“Travel plans”

At least now we know why Minerva needed the teapot!

April 5, 2017

“What’s taking so long?!?”

You can bet that their mom found out about it soon enough…

March 29, 2017

“Fashion show”

Just because Watusi eats garbage doesn’t mean he wants to look like it!

March 22, 2017

“Say it three times fast”

It’s a good job if you can get it.

March 15, 2017

“Hold on a second!”

And, we’re off!

Settling on the visual look for a long storyline is always a little daunting, since it means I’ll need to stick to it (more or less) for a year or two until it reaches its end. Let me know what you think about this look…

March 8, 2017

“Road trip!”


… and that brings this extended newspaper strip-like segment to an end. It was fun to play around in the structural limitations of the format, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride. A big thank you to Tom Cherry for lending his expertise and talent to this run of strips.

Come back next time for the start of the next epic storyline! I think it’ll be a good one…

March 1, 2017

“The breaking point?”


Poor Kirby! Fortunately, a solution to his clingy dog dilemma may be on the horizon…

Say, have you ever thought to yourself “Gee, I sure like the comics that Dale posts online. I wish there was some way I could throw a few bucks into a tip jar for him!”? If so, a solution is at hand! I’ve launched a page at Patreon that will help fund this strip and my other comic endeavors. I even have some rewards to entice you to join me in this adventure; see for yourself here. Thanks; I hope you’ll consider my work worth patronizing.

February 22, 2017

“Blah blah blah”


I guess not everyone is such a receptive audience to Watusi’s blah blah blah blah blah Continue reading