About this Episode:
Please excuse the mess while I’m re-branding the comic. You’ll probably notice a lot of Bricks of the Dead stuff around here for a few weeks until I can get it replaced. Don’t worry, before you know it that silly old zombie comic will be nothing but a distant memory.
I’m trying a little something different with the speech balloons this week. What does everyone think? Future episodes of Scrimshaw’s Scurvy Scalawags will follow suit if you guys think this is prettier, or more readable, or whatever.
Scrimshaw’s Whaling Lore:
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) shut down commercial whaling in 1986 due to fears that whales might be on the brink of extinction. Prior to that, whaling had been practiced in one form or another for thousands of years. Before the widespread availability of electricity whale oil was used for a variety of purpose, notably as fuel to be burned in lamps and candles, but it was also a popular food in certain cultures. With lamp oil no longer a driving force, modern whaling is done primarily to harvest meat.