This page was way more complex in my mind, like, three or four pages complex. However, I felt no one would tolerate that much of Mike’s comic sneaking, and also much of my idea was far too difficult for me to draw. So I ended up with Mike scooching across the wall behind Reggie. Feel free to imagine a much more complicated series of events. When the animated version comes out you can look back and see how close our visions were. Won’t that be fun?
You know, Mike is really loosely based, in part, on a real guy I worked with many years ago. The story is long, and I don’t necessarily want to tell it here, but memories of him stuck with me long enough to congeal into what Mike is now. I mention this because I found out that the guy has The Cancer. It’s just an odd coincidence, and I’m not sure how I feel about knowing it. The fact that I ran into him again was strange enough.