We can blame faithful reader Chris B. for this one, I think. The idea spawned out of a previous comment thread, and I figured it’d be fun.
Also, it gives me a chance to try out some more of the caricature style. This isn’t a full-fledged example, but caricatures are something I’ve just started dabbling with, you can see a lot of examples on my Deviant Art page. It’s something I want to develop, but it’s rare that it’ll show up in the comic, because the styles are so different. They are a lot of fun, though. I bet I’m the only person I know who will go to theme parks, and just watch the caricature artists work, rather than going on the roller coasters, which I’m sure annoys all my friends. Such is the price of being my friend, I guess. (insert wicked evil laughter and flashing lightning).