on September 13, 2012 at 12:00 am
Some antiques are a lot more valuable than others, but only if you can cash them in.
(This comic strip was previously published on October 5, 2009.)
With a little help from Debbie Adams, Fraz discovered oil on his island which led him to open up a gas station with the best fuel prices in town. Probably the best prices anywhere! The original posting of Fraz’s Fuel Station can be found on Debbie Adams’ Art Blog.
Maybe you should have them place a value on the old jokes..hahahah j/k
It’s only old for those of us old enough to wish we weren’t so old.
Maybe Chris can imagine he’s doing some stage-diving here… that might help him feel a bit younger?!
I’ll think about that right after my nap.
Fraz has a very generous heart! I LOVE his gas prices and wish they were reality for us! The painting is awesome, too! 🙂
Deb did a great job, as always. She knows Fraz very well!
Thanks Peter!…I do my best to listen to him. 🙂
At least someone does!
Do you listen to me? For example, I have bowls of chocolate kisses already unwrapped for your convenience for rapid eating, 2 spambo burgers, and huge bag of wine gum just for you…Do you want it?
I think you know I do!
I’ve already eaten half of it!!
I knew you’d listen…you always do, Frazzie.
It’s been 3 house since you ate half, so you must be done. Maybe that will hold you for dinner, if not I have a some a big bowl of mashed potatoes covered with chocolate butter and chocolate gravy.
Yeah, I finished the kisses and Spambo burgers long ago! But the chocolate mashed potatoes sound great!
Yes I wouldn’t mind trying
some of that recipe too 🙂
Dishing it up for you now. 😉
Yummy yum yum yum I am
pleased that there is still some left 🙂
I tried not to eat it all!
It was tough!
Thanks Lauren! 🙂
Bwahahahahahahaha. Perception can be a wicked thing. Bwahahahahahaha.
Have a terrific day filled with chocolate. 🙂
Age is in the eye of the beholder.
wish my bones of a morning believed that !
You obviously need more chocolate.
Yes I could do with some more chocolate too Binky 🙂 I adore chocolate and pancakes you know? 🙂
You are undoubtedly young for your age, then.
I bet I can eat more chocolate than Andro. But he’s got me beat on the pancakes for sure. And I think its a close match on milkshake drinking too.
I bet I can beat both of you! Wombies are really good eaters! Except for sprouts.
Does that mean you like Tofu? 😆
And no broccoli, either!
I’ll eat the broccoli.
You can have all the broccoli in the world if you want!
We will need to share the broccoli and the sprouts. Mmmm.
As long as I don’t have to eat them!
Between Deb and Andro and me, there will not be any left!
Don’t worry Fraz I will
eat all of your sprouts 🙂
I was hoping you would!
We will have to have
a choco eating contest 🙂
A chocolate eating contest would be fun!
Yes and I bet I know who will win too 🙂
We all win when we’re eating chocolate!
hey do you know what? You are absolutely right 🙂 🙂 This is the Fraz genius that I have come to recognise, your logic is second to none my young and talented great friend 🙂 Brilliant
Us young ones are usually the smart ones!
Yes we are 🙂
And being triplets, we’re three times as smart!
I’ve already started.
Eating chocolate?! I’ll catch up, don’t worry!
Once you get past 30 we’re all old and antique to the younger generation.
We should start counting backwards after 30.
I do 😉
I thought you looked awfully young!
According to your aging chart I’m 8.
That’s about Fraz’s age in human years.
No wonder we get along so well. 🙂
We’re triplets, remember?
Yes, I know, that why I knew you’d be hungry for a some chocolate and peanut butter fudge.
I am! And I put some marshmallows in there, too!
This is a great painting Deb,
and one of my favourite Wombie
paintings 🙂 Well done you 🙂
Poor Chris, mind you I wonder
how much they will get for him? 🙂
I was hoping Chris was worth his weight in chocolate. But nobody wanted him.
Aw, thanks Andro. 🙂
He’s got to be worth millions!
I’d like to think so! Sadly, no one agrees with us.
What?! Who? They need to re-check their value system. 🙂
I certainly agree!
We could auction you on ebay 🙂
I’ll list him!
How much do you think that we will get for him, if anything? (Sorry Chris But We Have To Be Realistic You Know 🙁 ) Fraz maybe if we list him as being a really funny guy with a hilarious sense of humour we will get more coverage 🙂
I don’t know. Chris doesn’t really have a sense of humor. I don’t think, anyway. I guess we should try to sell him on his good points. I can’t really think of any, though. He yells loud.
Don’t worry Fraz we will think of a
good selling point, well eventually
we will 🙂 Here have some of these
megga sized wine gums and keep
I think a lot better on wine gums! I still can’t think of any of Chris’s good points, though.
No, me neither 🙁
Let’s just eat more wine gums, then.
Okay three for you and one for me, ten for you and five for me, hey I think that I should have stuck around a bit longer in those maths lessons 🙂
I dunno. Your math sounds pretty good to me.
Yes funny that 🙂 lol
Depends on what the price per pound is…
Too bad Chris is such a lightweight!
Need to see what kind of scrap Binky has lying around to fill his pockets.
Binky, did you get the request Cat left at M3 for you?
No I didn’t. I’ll go check. . .
We’re sorry to tell you the item you brought in today is damaged, with several bad chips and cracks. Had it been in pristine condition it would have been worth a fortune but unfortunately it is only valuable to you as a keepsake.
Well I guess it could have been worse. I could have been completely worthless.
Would you like to buy a slightly used, high-mileage Chris?
I’ll take you, Chris. At least I know what your worth…and that’s lots. 🙂
You’re about the only one that appreciates my true worth!
Careful you don’t get put you on the shelf to gather dust ….LOL!!!
That will be another job for Twink, having to hoover Chris every other day 🙁 Ahhhh well she is always very busy with one thing or another, maybe Twink could have a holiday at the beach? 🙂 Hey are you being good Loon? 🙂
Maybe I should just retire to the shelf of life.
You can’t retire yet Chris
there’s too much to do 🙂
Well it was peaceful while it lasted.
Chris the Wombies are trying to figure out ways in which to auction you off so maybe a plan of action will be useful, I suggest giving all of your Wombies some chocolates and pancakes, that will help you out a great deal 🙂
I do give them chocolate and wine gums and pancakes, too! It’s just never enough for them. They’re all like bottomless pits!
Now Chris, if you only looked like a blue and white Ming Dynasty vase!!!!! Wombie pay day!!!!
Maybe I should see what the going rate for a bunch of Wombies is.
Haha, Chris is an antique?! I wonder how much he’ll be? Just kidding, Chris! 😀
Unfortunately not as much as I had hoped. I won’t be able to retire.
Well, maybe you can at least take an enjoyable vacation….bet you need it.
A vacation from the little ones? Yes!!
Hmm, I wonder who would babysit while you’re gone?
I don’t know, but I’d have my freedom!
I wonder how much they’d appraise Chris for?
All the chocolate in the universe!
That’s what we were hoping for! But it didn’t turn out that way.
But you already get all the chocolate you could want. 🙂
All the chocolate I need. But I could want more!
Not nearly as much as I think I’m worth.
So it that a package number or amortized over the course of your life? IJA…
Either way, I was vastly under-appraised!
Are we talking less than 6 digits?
Way less! Including the decimals!
o.O Oh, my.
Shameful, I know!
Any idea of what you think this Chris is worth?
They said something about Chris not being worth a plugged nickel. Whatever that means.
That sounds a poor price tag, I was thinking that he is worth a lot more than that and he does let you all live with him, so let’s not forget that 🙂
That’s true. Chris is fairly nice most of the time. He gets kind of upset a lot, though.
Yes he needs cheering up to Wombie standards, but HOW? 🙁
Stuffing him with chocolate and wine gums and pancakes might do it.
Yes that will be a good start, after eating all that he should be in a very happy mood 🙂 🙂
That always works for me!
Let’s get an appraisal on the oldest Wombie. 😉
I believe I’m worth more as a rocket scientist than as an antique.
What they’ll do with you is sell your brain to science. They’d donate it, but, well you know how they are.
I think I’d prefer to retain my brain for a while. I’m currently using it.
Yes I agree and besides how will we ever get into Space for all that Dark Matter if we don’t let you keep your brain intact? We do need more progress on the new rocket though 🙂
Yes, well there always seems to be one setback or another. I’m still working on it, but building a reliable rocket is more difficult than I initially anticipated.
What you need is more assistance in the laboratory, maybe we should all help out more? 🙂 I know that Fraz will enjoy twiddling with all the controls 🙂
I’ve had help from Fraz and Winky before. Their kind of help takes a lot of time to recover from.
Well how about training Chris up on something, nothing too difficult to start off with, perhaps a crash course in ejector seat testing? 🙂
Good thinking. Chris might prove useful after all.
I knew he was good for something and there is always the one man mission to Jupiter to think of, Chris could easily fill that empty seat if he is daring enough? 🙂
I’m not certian he’d volunteer for that. It’d be an awfully long trip. Although it would be a vacation from us, something for which he often wishes.
Yes he might jump at the chance 🙂
He might at that. Now to just construct the rocket.
Don’t worry I can help 🙂
I only hope your help is more helpful than Fraz’s help.
I don’t think you’re gonna get much for him. 🙂
No, not even bus fare!
Maybe some gum then….chocolate of course.
Do they sell penny candy anymore?
Poor Chris must be feeling depressed with all this talk of penny candies and being worth less than the bus fare, maybe we can trade him in for something expensive? 🙂
Like a bag of wine gums?
Maybe even two bags of
wine gums and a bubbly? 🙂
Maybe if we’re lucky and the buyer doesn’t notice how worn out Chris is.
Deb could paint him a
smiley face, that might work? 🙂
That would be great!
Maybe she could give him a red nose, too!
And green hair 🙂
You think that will make Chris’s price go up?
There is no harm in giving it a go 🙂
It might be good to paint Chis up when he’s asleep, though. Just in case he gets mad or something.
I think that Deb has some of those stealthy painting brushes so he won’t feel a thing 🙂
I guess we’d better tell Deb, then.
This is HILARIOUS!!!! MDR = mort de rire
(it means “dying of laughter” in French).
I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award!!
Thanks, Cha! That was very nice of you.
And I’m glad you liked the comic.
Peter everyone likes your comics, that’s why we could do with a few more of your videos appearing on Youtube, you are much more popular than you realise 🙂
Thanks, Andro. You always say the nicest things. I have been thinking about trying to make a new video, so it might happen. But I will have to re-learn how to do everything again as it’s been a very long time since producing the last animated videos.
Hey I know how much you enjoy doing those videos so once you get back into the swing of things the methods you used willbel flooding back, and as it has been a few years in between making your videos there should be some new technology too, put it this way the one’s that you have already added are brilliant so if you do decide on making a new one then I am positive that it will be excellent 🙂 🙂
I hope you’re right. My computer has been upgraded 2 or 3 times since the old videos, and the software upgraded at least once. That’s part of the problem as everything is different. Though it should be easier now.
Yes I see what you mean, but perhaps it is someything to consider when you have a bit of spare time? 🙂 I know it will be a lot of fun for everyone to see a new Wombania video and your audience will be waiting 🙂
Thank you for adding my ‘Crackers’ video to your Fan Art page Peter, I only did that one the other day and now it has a slot inside your Space, how incredibly wicked 🙂 🙂
Hopefully I’ll be able to find some time to make a new video. It would be nice.
I really like your Crackers video, so it certainly deserves a place in the fan art gallery.
Hey and right on your front page too, thank you for that very kind gesture Peter, even I have watched it twice since I arrived here this evening 🙂 Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome, Andro. Hopefully a few people will see it there and watch it.
I hope so 🙂
Everyone needs to see it! Go Crackers, go!
Thank you for saying so Peter 🙂
And if anyone doesn’t know where Crackers is, it’s right here!
I agree with Andro!! I ADORE Wombania. I think it’s not possible to not like it. Seriously!
Thank you, Cha. That’s very kind of you. I wish others felt the same!
ha-ha!!!! this is how my kids feel about me!
All parents are ancient beyond belief.
aw, but I wanted to know how much Chris was worth!
Not much. You want to make an offer?
I have a few folks I need to get appraised.
Hopefully they’re rare or unusual. Because Chris wasn’t worth much.
That’s awesome… as long as they are not carrying me out the door. Ha ha ha.
It’s not the most gracious exit.
Those wombies must be pretty young if they think Chris is that old.
I think they’re trapped in some sort of time warp.
Reminds me of Monty Python’s Holy Grail “Bring out your dead” scene.
I’m not dead yet!
I’m interested to know how much they value you at. Are you made of the finest china with a special hallmark imprint?
They said I wasn’t even worth my weight in dirt. But not so politely.
Boy they sure know how to make a guy feel devalued
Yeah, I know. Maybe I should get some life insurance.
All humans look old to us animals
That’s because all humans are old to us!
Agree!!! They live far longer than us…and that makes them old 😉
I wonder what it’d be like to be a human?
It’d be weird having no fur. Or in Papoe’s case no shell
That’s for sure. Humans are strange creatures!
But we invented chocolate…
And they have their good points!
We do not make bad pets…all the time.
But you do embarrassing things sometimes!
Why do you think there is a YouTube?
Ha, that’s true! The Stupid Human Channel!
And all self-inflicted…24/7/365
He’s a relic for sure.
Kind of a relic wreck, because he wasn’t worth much.
I love the shadows on the wombies in the third panel.
The third panel? You’re not supposed to see that one. It’s invisible!
Yeah the 3rd panel really cracked me up.
Shh!! Only us special people can see the third panel.
We are all special, Peter.
Then maybe I shouldn’t worry about those who can’t see it.
Chances are good, if they cannot see it, they missed the point 😉
That’s probably true!
If it’s turns out he’s worthless, they can always just throw him away!
I guess we could have, but Chris does do some good things. Like buy us food to eat.
heh. Know how Chris feels…
Have I ever told you about the days when I worked for Abraham Lincoln as a law secretary and rode on a T-Rex to work?
My damned daughter believes it.
A T-Rex?? That must have been Fun!
I want the dictaphone back.
He doesn’t deserve that! 🙂
I didn’t! But I usually get what I don’t deserve around here.
Whuahahaha poor Chris!!! Maybe you should make those wombies love you more or at least try to act younger 😉
I feed them all the chocolate I can afford! And I try not to yell too much. What more can I do?
Love the shadow work in this one, Peter.
Thanks, Red. Proper lighting is difficult to achieve, and I often overexpose the scene which obliterates the shadows.
I know. I have a friend who all he does is lighting in fantasy art for web and graphic novels. I have seen him work and know I have no business with that type of software.
From the up light you have, I love Twink’s eyelashes and the shape of Binky’s ear.
For 3D animation, they have crews who do nothing but lighting. It’s hard to have a scene lit well, and still have the highlights and shadows you’d like. It’s something I don’t spend enough time on.
I think that was the light coming from the TV.
Between texturing and the lighting, more time is spent polishing than animating any more.
Yes, I can imagine. They do achieve some spectacular results, though.
Good, that I wasn’t there 😉
Afraid they might have hauled you off, too?