Pirate Mike Goes Cannonball!

This is a pretty early one. I think it’s the first one I did when I started using a Monoprice drawing pad and went digital. I was still using GIMP software for the drawing. I think this is also the first example of Mike never taking his hat off (or it coming off accidentally) during action. Apparently at this point, there isn’t yet a Kraken in the pool, or the Kraken at least hasn’t woken up. Looking at the date, it’s August of 2015 so hadn’t yet been doing the strip for a full year yet. But I do believe at this point I had nearly exhausted all the initial ideas for the strip, so things were going to have to start finding their way into the strip to keep going.