One of the things I enjoyed about writing Ted is his understatement. he could’ve flown off the handle at vachel, but setting another place at the table is such a quiet statement, which says EVERYTHING he wants to say.
Heh. And Blake with the tofu.
I think I came up with this idea in discussion with Dylan Meconis, basically the plan was to come up with the most ridiculous idea i could come up with, and then spend the week trying to write myself out of it. :)
I really enjoyed drawing the last panel, which was in the running for possible covers for book #1.
And this is yet another way to exploit the “fetch” (as you can see in the tags below) device with Blake, in a way which felt fresh and fun. Oh, and horrible. :)
Even laziness and lack of desire can be overcome if there is enough benefit.
There is a lot of debate among daily cartoonists about the silent 3rd panel, and I personally try to only use them when the “pause/thought” really needs to be emphasized. I think this was a good use.