Shortpacked! was extremely light on references to The Huge Apocalyptic Ending To It’s Walky!.  I mean, for good reason.  It was a silly comic about toys, and you don’t want that hanging around its neck.  You also want Shortpacked! to be able to be its own thing!  But here we have Amber unambiguously mentioning the events of It’s Walky!’s conclusion.  It was remarkable at the time!

Also, I really pushed myself to draw backgrounds in this storyline.  Drawn from photo reference, even!  I wanted there to be a good sense of place.  It’s a precursor to the approach I’d take in Dumbing of Age, which would debut… eleven months later!

Remember weekend cliffhangers?  Pepperidge Farm remembers.