This was the intended “cliffhanger” for the first year I mentioned earlier that missed its scheduled mark.

You can see I was really trying with the anarchist shapes and swirls in the background, attempting to make this look dark and foreboding.  You get an “A” for effort, 18-year-old me.  You get something much lower for execution.

For the book collections (and maybe the original website, I’m too lazy to look?), I threw in some gradients to try to amp up the darkness to what my mind’s eye saw at the time.  This time around, let’s just see the strip for what it is.