So this one from last Halloween, believe it or not, started out as the very first Pirate Mike strip! It was supposed to be Mike charging in and laying waste to a department store as his son and daughter look on, but, for some reason (I can’t remember why), I didn’t use it. I think I may have been stuck (tell me if this sounds familiar) on a proper third panel.
I’m still not entirely thrilled with the third panel here, but I just _love_ that first panel! And, of course, Mike would turn a simple “trick or treat” into a manifesto.
Tune in tomorrow for _this_ year’s Halloween strip on New Feature Friday!