Usually, when I'm doing a strip, I'm all over the place - working on 2 or 3 or more at the same time; I'll have a half a page fully inked when I haven't even finished writing it. This time though I actually resolved the whole thing at the pencil stage. I was well impressed with myself. This is what it looked like before I went at it with pens. I always like seeing other people's work at this stage too. There's always something lovely and springy and lively about the pencilled lines that seems to get swamped after the ink goes on.