Pirate Mike Assesses His Outcome!

I really love this one visually. I put Mike outside (really, the setting is basically what I use for the Dog Park strip) and I like the quality of the lines and the facial expressions (which are, of course, my favorite part of the strip). The writing is almost secondary in this one. I just had to wrap up the sequence (I don’t really think of these as storylines, properly speaking, but that may be just because I don’t really understand story structure yet to my satisfaction). I stacked the word balloons instead of side by side here and even divvied up the lettering in the final panel to keep it from being too intimidating. All in all, a success from for those parts.