Pirate Mike Wants Justice!

One of my odd continuing struggles with the strip is how to convey that Mike is a vicious pirate struggling to fit in. Perhaps it’s not constant enough. People want to see more of it, but I’m not sure how to pull that off while still keeping Mike likable (which, I think, is necessary). My model in this regard is Leopold the demon from Scary Gary. You don’t have to LIKE like the character in that you admire the character, but you have to have affection for them in a comedic sense like you do for the Addams family. So I figured here someone pushing around his wife would be a good excuse for Mike to get set off. I know, I know: Princess in need of rescue problem, but I think I show Bonnie enough in situations where she helps herself that she’s not considered a delicate flower.

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