Duty Calls

Duty Calls

Yep, Uncle Chuey is now canon. Though he’s a little less lupine than when Rob Lopez first drew him…


[Uncle Chuey happily carries his bodyboard toward the beach]

[Miranda runs past him covered in Jello and clearly distressed]

[Uncle Chuey dejectedly turns around to follow her]

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

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  1. chumash99 says:


  2. FWATANG says:


  3. Crestlinger says:

    Wheeeee. And the winner is…

  4. chumash99 says:

    BTW, is that Uncle Chuey? he looks familiar.

  5. Ryutso says:

    ….oh….OH! THAT kind of “duty”.

  6. RotSman says:

    My own Uncle Chuy is not nearly as hairy.

  7. BermudaRectangle says:

    aww why is he sad?

  8. dave-0 says:

    I don’t get it.

  9. Minty says:

    Uncle Chuey: Mirandita, que es la problema?

    Miranda: I-o stuck-o my finger-o in her ass-o!

    Uncle Chuey: *Sigh* We really should have taught you spanish.

  10. Kramegame says:

    the look of defeat on his face is….well…I don’t know how to describe it..but wait till he hears why she’s running…

  11. Rubedo says:

    You would think it’d be Tracy running and screaming

    • Meg says:

      Dude, I’m guessing Tracy’s not doing *any* running for a while now …

      • DS Agent says:

        Please, I’m sure Tracy can handle more than a finger.

        • Musings says:

          Not all at once and unexpected like that. She is going to be on her knees for a while trying not to scream in pain and shame.

          • BermudaRectangle says:

            Exactly, it’s like an unexpected ball grab. A tight gripped one.

            • Nancy M. says:

              Annnnd, you would know this because someone has unexpectedly jammed a finger or two up your little asterisk?

              • BemudaRectangle says:

                Oh no, I’m not a woman. I thought the reference of male genitalea being crushed would’ve made that clear….because that has happened to me.

              • Oberon says:

                As a male who is over that particular age, I can testify that a finger up the asterisk hole is unpleasant regardless of whether it is expected or not. The first time I underwent that particular procedure, the doctor said “You’re fine.” My response was “Well, thank God! Because I’d hate to have to get a second opinion!”

        • chumash99 says:

          It was two at once, and you need a little warm-up before taking something like that (…or so I’ve heard). ;)

        • Ninj4Nick says:

          Yeah, a finger, maybe, but TWO?

  12. Wow says:

    And here Uncle Chuey was looking for a nice day wave suffering, but the only surfing he’ll get to do is talk about Miranda own experience with “suffering.”

    Great comic Nick, almost forgot Miranda had a uncle.

  13. Dr. wonderful says:

    …His sadness make me sad. D:

  14. Ghost says:

    I just checked the “Cast” page and Uncle Chuey’s not on it yet. Is he going to be added at some point? I want to see what the little blurb will say about him.

  15. Passerby says:

    Including characters from guest strips as canon? You find interesting ways to expand fanservice.

  16. Rob Lopez says:

    SO STOKED! And yet, so sad at the same time. Poor Miranda. But thumbs up, Chuey! Er, sorry, bad choice of words…

  17. Hoppa says:

    Jello everywhere….

  18. Pashakitty says:

    I love the fact that uncle Chuey’s wake board is sporting the same grin that he is in panel one. :)

  19. Matthew Henry says:

    My prediction…

    Tracy: Ah… Ah… S-She… She ran off… Th-that means… I WIN! HA HA HA!

    Rose: Oh yeah? (Strips down to bikini) Then I call winner!

    Tracy: What the… NO! WAIT!

    Rose: BODYSLAM! (Tackles Tracy back into the jello)

  20. Mick says:

    *Mortal Kombat Voice*

    Round One…Tracey wins ….. Probe-mality

    Round Two….FIGHT!!!!

  21. Paradox Phantom says:

    When was this character introduced?

  22. The New Guy says:

    So, I just stumbled across your comic from the Tracy ad on GWS’s site. Just read the whole thing and love it. Definitely adding this to my list of current comics to read. Keep up the amazing work!

  23. jacanced says:

    chuey:chewbacca. hairy guy, coincidence?

    • Dr Angry Ed says:

      Funny cultural fact: Chuey (which is written Chuy in latin american countries, but it’s comprehensible it changed since he’s a second generation american born latino) sounds like Chewie. It sparks a lot of jokes among latin Star Wars fans XD

      • Nick Wright says:

        I just assumed it was correct because Rob’s last name is Lopez.

        • Dr Angry Ed says:

          Oh, no, no, no, don’t get me wrong: the observation of the funny fact is directed to the similarity between the phonetics of Chuey/Chuy and Chewie. The way the name is spelled/written varies sometimes even on the same laguage :)

      • jacanced says:

        not sure if this is relevant, but i am half Colombian, does that count as Latin?

  24. Jon says:

    In his original appearance in the guest strip. Miranda got him some limes–on her, looks like the lime’s ON her now. ZING

  25. Sara E. says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Uncle Chuey and the shark on the boogie board have the same grin?

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