I always felt this strip read oddly, like it was out of sync in how Dee talked and then Ted reacted in the following panel… but, at the same time, I think that weird flow works well with the gag. Hm.
I know someone told me a story about a child they knew being too young to really appreciate leaf pressing, but I don’t remember who. But I thought it was a cute (and funny) sentiment and wanted to put it in the strip.
I remember thinking I should try to find some odd date thing where Henry-Henry would theoretically sometimes appear in the sky, but realized it would be way too much math and organizing and really didn’t add more to the strip. Ever 13th full moon sounded pretty cool and was vague enough to work.
I remember playing this out in my head, it’s a dark gloomy day, raining, and two vultures stand huddled in a cave, hiding the from the evil vulture-plane which is haunting their world. Fun! :)
Ah, more strangeness. But the reality, i think most of us with good hearts, if given great power, would try (at least at first) to use it for what we thought was the good.
I wanted to really play with the cast of Little Dee here, by not only handling a somewhat gruesome ghost story (largely inspired by such early books as Frankenstein and Jeckyl & Hyde), but also by playing with themes such as the literary double and a narrator within a story.