Pirate Mike Gets Notice!

I think Manager Matt may be at his cutest here. I just love the idea that there’s this upwardly mobile kid probably about half Mike’s age who is the responsible adult in the situation. The one thing I regret about this strip is instead of drawing a box, I should have drawn the actual robot. But, again, this could be a situation where a longer sequence would be justified and could benefit from a better managed writing schedule. I think what I was aiming at here was to have the box as sort of a suspense-building mechanism, and then haveĀ a big unveiling, but instead I went straight to Mike planning his assassination of the robot. So maybe one or two more strips after this one would have worked.