(note: in photoshop, the raindrop layer is titled “it’s the rain,” i’m a dork)

A lot of you know this story, but let’s go through it again anyway.  I knew Mike was going to show up in my next comic strip series, Shortpacked!, and be a main character.  But in the present, I needed a higher bodycount.  Too many important characters were living!  Someone else had to go!  You gotta keep feeding bodies to the altar of Oh Yikes, This Is BUSINESS!

So I decided to kill Mike off anyway.  He’d still show up alive in Shortpacked!, completely unexplained.  Because, like, why not?  I get what I need here, and later, I still get what I need.  Who’s gonna stop me???

like, oh no, i desecrated the integrity of mike’s death