Inspired by a true story: a sleazy old man actually did try to use this pick up line on a friend of mine (with no success, need I mention?). I believe she said he was wearing a cowboy hat too, although the girl I’ve drawn doesn’t look anything like her real-life counterpart.

Also, a review I wrote about the first volume of Fantagraphics’ The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library was printed in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend. (One of several reasons for the lack of updates here in January was the time I spent working on that article.) Carl Barks has been an enormous influence on me, and I regard him as one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th century, so I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book.