Turtle Creek

In 2002, I sent Turtle Creek (24 strips plus two colour Sundays) to the major syndicates. Only King Features responded without a rejection letter: The late Jay Kennedy asked for more. I burnt the midnight oil to get 24 more strips done within a month and simulate the intense deadlines of creating a dailies. After a delay, I finally received a rejection letter from King.

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Turtle Creek 2.5

Slow, cold-blooded and nearly extinct.

When Huxley tries to find other turtles like him, he turns to another homeless resident of Turtle Creek Park, a computer named Wes that has fled its owner. Wes is upset at being forced into such mundane tasks as downloading music, when really all he wants to do is date Pamela Anderson and prove that he is more advanced than such primitive life forms as turtles. Can journalist Pam give Huxley self-esteem, despite him being the last of his kind?

Week One

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Turtle_Creek_01_02
Turtle_Creek_01_03
Turtle_Creek_01_04
Turtle_Creek_01_05
Turtle_Creek_01_06
Turtle_Creek_01_Sun_01

Week Two

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Turtle_Creek_01_08
Turtle_Creek_01_09
Turtle_Creek_01_10
11 gs
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Turtle_Creek_01_Sun_02

Week Three

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Turtle_Creek_01_14
Turtle_Creek_01_15
Turtle_Creek_01_16
Turtle_Creek_01_17
Turtle_Creek_01_18
Turtle_Creek_02_Sun_02

Week Four

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Turtle_Creek_01_22
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Week Five

Turtle_Creek_02-01-Shooting-Star
Turtle_Creek_02-02-Harmony
Turtle_Creek_02-03-Menu
Turtle_Creek_02-04-Cluttered
Turtle_Creek_02-05-Technopolis
Turtle_Creek_02-06-Zoo

Week Six

Turtle_Creek_02-07-What-species
Turtle_Creek_02-08-Scientific-Name
Turtle_Creek_02-09-Sub-Toast
Turtle_Creek_02-10-Cows-are-big-biz-gs
Turtle_Creek_02-11-Branding-Cows
Turtle_Creek_02-12-Sushi

Week Seven

Turtle_Creek_02-13-1923-gs
Turtle_Creek_02-14-Paper-Jam
Turtle_Creek_02-15-Wes!
Turtle_Creek_02-16-Outrage
Turtle_Creek_02-17-Help
Turtle_Creek_02-18-Bugging

Week Eight

Turtle_Creek_02-19-Self-defense
Turtle_Creek_02-20-Joke-Collection
Turtle_Creek_02-21-Logo-1
Turtle_Creek_02-22-Logo-2
Turtle_Creek_02-23-Scram
Turtle_Creek_02-24-Make-a-wish

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