My Sunday strip is almost guaranteed to raise complaints, despite the fact that I went out of my way in the Friday strip to mention that these pipes are used in the Middle East to smoke tobacco.
(Warning: don’t read this next part if you don’t want me to give away some of the stuff that’s going to happen with Guard Duck in upcoming strips.)
Moreover, today’s strip contains a big goof. Guard Duck is supposed to be gone from Rat and Pig’s house for awhile, going through his dark days following the break-up with Maura. As you’ll see in the next couple weeks, he is living somewhere else now, drinking by himself and miserable. Then I was going to reintroduce him back into Rat and Pig’s life triumphantly a few months from now (in a strip I’ve already drawn).
But lo and behold, I look at today’s strip and see that he has somehow popped back into Rat and Pig’s life, screwing everything up. Ah, the perils of long plotlines. Remind me to never write a novel.
Now I have to figure out a way to separate him from Rat and Pig again. Either that, or I need you all to erase today’s strip from your collective memory. Since I’m not that smart, I will depend on the latter.