Pirate Mike’s Legal Studies!

Well, you knew Pirate Mike was going to have to deal with the cops sooner or later. I didn’t want to take the obvious route of the cop being a jerk. I also realized (surprise!) that my strip is basically all white. Not acceptable. So Officer Jones is my first African-American character (which for some folks brings up a whole ‘nother set of issues that I don’t see the strip addressing directly any time soon). I find it funny that Mike is just completely (willfully?) clueless when it comes to the law. Officer Jones’ completely bland response to Mike I also like. I imagine for a lot of cops, at some point, when you’re dealing with the same dope over and over again, you feel like a broken record.