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Year of the Turtle

18-year old Eric Radley is your average loser. High school drop-out, no job, no foreseeable future, and headed nowhere fast. When his father is arrested for turtle-napping Snappy, the oldest living turtle, things rapidly get out of control and Eric ends up getting a job at the local Chinese restaurant where he is the only American employee. Join Eric on his hilarious adventures in raising money, befriending crazy Asians, and learning the meaning of being a faithful employee.
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18-year old Eric Radley is your average loser. High school drop-out, no job, no foreseeable future, and headed nowhere fast. When his father is arrested for turtle-napping Snappy, the oldest living turtle, things rapidly get out of control and Eric ends up getting a job at the local Chinese restaurant where he is the only American employee. Join Eric on his hilarious adventures in raising money, befriending crazy Asians, and learning the meaning of being a faithful employee.

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Tanuki?
April 25th, 2013
I really like your comic, it's quite funny, and story+art are good too. Keep it up. Have fun(?)/good luck at school & at work. And have a nice summer (I know it's not there yet, but nevermind).
DragonHat
April 10th, 2012
gosh i adore your art! can't wait to see your new pieces! :)
I adore these sketches! It's great how every character looks different and original!
Keep it up : )
walden
March 27th, 2012
@emcat166: excited to see your new stuff man. eric's new haircut looks good, and good luck with putting up more pages.
Ok. Can't wait to see more though!
emcat166
March 26th, 2012
BRB!!
Hey guys. Its been a while, I know. School's wrapping up next month, and I'll be working this summer. I'll be trying my best to get some pages up, and practicing art in general. Anyways, I'm working on a special piece for this comic in school, and I think when its done I'll use it as the banner. But I wanted to give you guys SOMEthing, so here's a bunch of drawings from my sketchbooks of the guys. I try to keep sketching them so I don't forget how to draw them (because that TOTALLY happens and its scary!) Also, you'll notice I gave Eric a hair cut. This will happen later in the story, mostly because I really, REALLY hate his hair. It'll serve a purpose though, I promise! I hope everyone is doing well. Until next time!
Skriptkitty
January 15th, 2012
Er, it's way longer but I guess the best way to write it (while keeping it casual) is:

想要得到喝吗?

Literally: "You want purchase/get drink?" Note the rather annoying question word that Chinese loves, "吗" which is the only word that changes it from a statement to a question.

Usually if you want to talk about alcohol specifically you literally have to say it, but I think you can just say:

"想获得喝吗?"

Want to get a drink/get drunk?


Errr...all of this is coming from someone who only took 5 years of Chinese and totally isn't fluent or anything. I only know about 2,000 characters, so this might be awkward sounding too? I would go with the latter one for simplicity's sake.
emcat166
January 13th, 2012
@Skriptkitty: Thanks for pointing that out. It might have something to do with the phrasing. He says "Want to get a drink?". I'm not sure if I should have gone with "Would you like to get a drink?" instead. If you have a better translation that makes sense, I'd be happy to change it!
DoubleStroke
January 13th, 2012
yeah guys, great support XD
Skriptkitty
January 13th, 2012
The characters look right, but I'm not sure what you are having him say. I see a question mark, but no identifying "question word".
emcat166
January 12th, 2012
Sorry its late, went on vacation and moved back into school. I just got some new sketchbooks for comics, and I'm itching to draw in them. Hopefully that gets us somewhere...but thanks for hanging in there guys! :D

I'm sure that Chinese is unreadable. Those were some hard symbols to draw.
Marion-999
January 10th, 2012
jejeje awesome XD i just found this comic and i really like it, it's very funny. Totaly fav!! ;D
DoubleStroke
December 24th, 2011
that's excelent! you should try selling it as chritmas post card. seriously <D'
emcat166
December 24th, 2011
@Shibbeh: you know, I had that exact thing drawn in there. But it looked REALLY creepy
M-24
December 24th, 2011
Lol. I'm glad your updating again!
RadicalTrain
December 24th, 2011
Baby Jesus should have been a fish.
emcat166
December 24th, 2011
Happy Holidays, everybody! I know I've been terrible about updating, but school kept me extremely busy this semester. I'm hoping to get at least 3 pages done over the break. There should be a new page up by or on Christmas. Hopefully. I'll be traveling until January 2nd, but when I get back I'm going to work on the comic a lot. I miss it. I just see that "Last update 3 months ago" thing and I absolutely shudder. Apologies!

Also, I didn't know what to do with baby Jesus, so I just left that part out. I don't think that helps.
TitaniumPenguin
September 22nd, 2011
Woah snap!!
M-24
September 18th, 2011
LOL. This is hilarious!
sscarlettearss
September 13th, 2011
Kick ass action seen! love it!