MAN, was this a difficult strip to write!
Every once in a while I run into an idea that seems good at first, but when I put it together, I realize it doesn’t work.  Then I change it up… and again… and again… until the final draft is almost a completely different idea. 
It’s an interesting exercise in writing, but it’s highly stressful.
Anyways… I’m done with it now.   WHEW!
John Vogel white