So, here’s a fun background production factoid you may not be aware of. From strip #301 onward, I made a change to my production system for the comic which I am really liking the feel of. I’ve brought a little bit of traditional art to the table instead of drawing everything in Photoshop.

While the backgrounds and colors are still done in Photoshop and Illustrator like they always have been, I’ve been doing the line-art of the characters on watercolor paper with india ink instead of drawing with my tablet. It’s a small, probably imperceptible difference, but I really like the more hands-on feel it gives.

"Snowmageddon" comes from my cousin, who used it to describe a 10-inch snowfall blizzard we had in my area a couple weeks ago. Which turned to warm sunshine in less than a week. What the hell, Midwest?