I think I had drawn in the characters for this strip, and then realized that they were on the wrong sides of the bench, and so I lettered the strip BACKWARDS. Since I didn’t own a computer back then, I had Kinkos photocopy it onto a  transparency, and then I photocopied that from the reverse side to get the final image. Which is why the lettering looks weird.

“WHAT?” you’re asking, how could you not have had a computer for a webcomic back then? Well, it was 1996 or so and my friend in California had a computer, scanner, and website (sans content), and I had none. So i would actually draw the strip and then SNAIL-mail a hard copy to him, which he’d put online. Fortunately after a year or so this horribly tedious process ended when I finally got computer access.