Pirate Mike Plays Hockey!

Ice is a little like drawing glass. Drawing a winter scene is always one of the challenges I enjoy and I think I got it right here. Leaving the sky white to me emphasizes how freaking cold it is, plus I love the little puffs of breath from Mike. The only thing I kind of blew here was I should have put a knit hat on Mike’s head instead of his normal hat. I like Astronaut Al as Mike’s foil again, but I doubt I will continue doing that in the future, instead re-focusing on the premise of the strip that Mike is stuck in the ‘burbs.