The Walkertons’ house is based on the house I grew up in, in La Porte, Indiana.  Surprising, I know!  Sal’s climbing up a tree I climbed up many times myself.  Though, y’know, not usually to hide from my birth parents following the death of my adoptive ones after having been switched at birth with some random dude.

After drawing these following strips, I realized, uh, it’s December.  How are there leaves on these trees?  And so I decided OH HEY I guess this is the Walkertons’ winter getaway home.  In… Texas.  South south Texas.  Sure.   Leaves don’t fall in autumn in Texas, right?