Original Release Date: March 7, 2008
Aren't you happy to see cooler heads prevail? It makes me genuinely uncomfortable to see Stu and Renee fighting like they were on the last page. I guess that means I really care about these characters.
I've always been proud of the "Mike and Stu cheering on fighting desert creatures" bit. It's exactly the kind of absurd, highly unlikely fantasy Mike would come up with.
I did some cheating on the last two panels. I used Photoshop to duplicate panel eight, then just turned Mike's head in a different direction and changes Renee's mouth. I have mixed feelings about doing things like this. On one hand, it's a great way to present two panels that are basically the same. On the other, it feels like cheating, and it's something many of my influences who did not or could not work digitally weren't able to do, so I feel like I shouldn't do it, either.