Pirate Mike Buys Donuts!

This is another action shot I like, but I would like to like it more. It’s one of those things that looks better in your head than it does in the execution. The strip comes from my long-time affection for Dunkin’ Donuts, particularly the original Dunkin’ Donuts before it became some kind of weird faux-Starbucks. In an earlier version, I even colored the background in those weird orange, purple whatever colors. Unfortunately, it was a bit too much, I felt, and overwhelmed the strip,┬áso I went the opposite direction here and I think it works better. The kid behind the counter is someone I would also like to use more in the course of the strip. His oblivious mellowness appeals to me.