I thought it might be fun to show some of the behind the scenes sketches. Typically
the roughs for the strip end up being very similar to the final version. This is also where
I work out the dialogue. At this point, I’ll show the sketches to my wife and gauge the reaction.

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The rough concept sketch for the strip from 4/27 titled “Where’s Mouse?”

You’ll notice that I mentioned Mouse “moving back in with Myra Jane”… a subplot I considered, then dropped. It was a callback to the “Revenge Saga” from last year. There’s other storylines I rather do instead. Below is a rough “post-it-note sketch” I did it after posting this strip.

Mouse on the chain gang.

Mouse on the chain gang.