Looking at my comments below, it’s clear I wasn’t very happy about the way this strip turned out at the time.  Looking at it now, I’m not sure what my problem was.  Looks pretty decent to me, although I regret the color scheme I chose for Jerry’s hospital room, especially since he’s going to be stuck there for a while.  Pretty blah.

Getting the chance to script a “strong” moment for Jerry was the highlight of this strip for me.  Jerry suffers mostly in secret, his love for Spy Gal not only unrequited, but also unknown.  Captain Spectacular walking in on them at the end there was kind of a cheap gag, but it does get us to the next point in the CS/SG relationship rather.  Still, you gotta wonder what Jerry’s next move would have been had CS NOT walked in at that precise moment.

144 WOES
This is kind of an odd one to me. I’m not really happy with the way it looks. It’s not terribly wordy, and yet it looks busy to me. I’m experimenting with layout (again) and such experiments don’t always go the way you want them to. Ah, well. You gotta move on.

It’s probably not helped by the fact that this is more of a “bridging” strip. That’s okay sometimes though, right?

Next Week:

Thanks to this week’s illness a couple of my Tall Tale Features cronies have stepped up and offered to do a couple of guest strips for me. So…yeah, this cliffhanger will have to wait, but you’ll still get some primo SuperFogeys goodness because the guys who are coming in are far, far more talented than I.

First up, on Tuesday, will be nationally syndicated cartoonist Brian Anderson (Dog Eat Doug). And then, on Thursday, nationally published editorial cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom (Imagine This) will step in. Like I said, far more talented than me.

You guys are in for a real treat.