Original Release Date: January 4, 2011
There is one major illustration error on this page: in panel two, I forgot to draw the four claws on Bob's hand-mouth-thing as it smushes Stu against the wall. As I recall, I was trying to figure out how to depict them from behind, and moved on to drawing the rest of the page. Apparently, I never went back and added the claws, and then didn't realize they were missing when I inked the panel. Whoops!
I love the conversation between Mike and Jeff, especially Jeff's observation that Bob's negativity antenna is turned on. I feel like it's a really natural piece of conversation. In a lot of stories, both characters would have realized the antenna was on and taken action because it's part of the plot and the thing they need to do next. But here, Mike is panicked and not paying attention to that kind of detail. It's something I would have overlooked if I was in this situation, even if it's an obvious solution. Luckily, the veteran, world-weary Jeff is there to remain mostly calm and help Mike through this.