Original Release Date: May 10, 2001
There was only a month between the creation of this page and the last one, but I feel as though the artwork has improved dramatically in a short amount of time. Mike and the lettering, especially, have all of a sudden come a long way. I wonder if I reviewed a bunch of how-to books in that amount of time. Or practiced? No, definitely not.
Although, somewhere around this time, I drew a children's book for my French class that prominently featured Stu the Ninja, so perhaps working on that in the meantime helped my artwork.
The "slice" sound effect in the 11th panel was filled in with a red marker, and I intended to add a little splash of color where appropriate in each page from this point on. It didn't happen, except for maybe one or two occasions in which I made a narration box yellow, but that was it.