I always planned for the comics near holidays to be more impulsive in a way and simple – avoid over thinking. The idea being a) to make for less time involved when obviously near holidays time was in a crunch and b) try ideas that I would not normally use.

In reality, it turns out that b) happens, but I actually spend more time on these. “What would Winston look like with a giant M-80 in his ear.” becomes “Why can’t I find good photo reference of ham-pineapple jello?”.

There is a lesson in there but damned if I’ll learn it.