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Terminal Lance “Retirement Options”


Today has just been one of those days where I just can’t seem to get the strip I drew to work, so instead I’m putting up a comic that was previously only published in the Marine Corps Times newspaper. I don’t know what it is, but I was staring at the damn thing for like 3 hours and I forgot why I even did it in the first place.

You’d be surprised how many jokes actually go unpublished. Very frequently I find that I’ll think of a joke, write it down, then forget about it for weeks. When I come back to it, the joke isn’t funny to me anymore so I never do the strip–despite the fact that no one else has ever seen it. It’s a terrible cycle, but if you look at my notebooks, you’ll see probably hundreds of jokes that I’ve never actually used. Anyway, I know many of you might have read this in the Marine Corps Times, but I’m sure there are plenty of you that have not!

In fact, if you really want to catch up on the first 100 Marine Times strips you might have missed, you can buy “Head Call” for Amazon Kindle by clicking here.

As far as the comic goes, I suppose some people feel entitled to some grand send-off when they retire from the military, and perhaps they are; but I know that I personally wouldn’t like making 150 Lance Corporals stand in a field for 2 hours to watch my old ass leave the military. If ever I were to stay in the military for a stupid amount of time, I’d rather have the Marines remember me fondly by sending hookers, beer and pizza to the barracks on a Thursday night starting a 96.

That is how I’d want to be remembered:

The guy that bought you syphilis and Papa John’s.

Infantry Marine turned Combat Artist turned animator turned bestselling author turned dad.

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