Pirate Mike’s Work Of Mercy!

I love Mike’s self-satisfied smile in the first two panels. For some reason, I also like drawing and then coloring bunches of balloons. I don’t know why. I was really happy here with Manager Matt’s head bandages. And, as always, I love the expressions. The punch line has received mixed reviews, but, meh, I think it’s fine. I don’t know how to kill the cult of The Final Panel. The idea that each strip has to end with a yuck is, as far as I can tell, a fairly recent development in the history of the comic strip. I’d like to find a way to reintroduce a non-yuck, but humorous, four panel strip.

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