The Nixon joke is a interesting, but the thing I like most is Vachel’s defining how he thinks politicians speak. Although this is perhaps a bit more political than i normally decided to go with the strip. :)
Rule of the day: always know your limits.
The history behind the whole wood cutting and stacking bits in Little Dee was my own childhood. Growing up, we heated our entire two story New England house with firewood (and i tell you, the mornings were miigghhhty chilly).
So, there was lots of cutting, collecting, wheelbarrowing, and stacking. Good memories, believe it or not.
The second panel is what I based the cover of Little Dee Book #1 on. When I came to design the cover, I went through all the strips for the book, and used the panel I visually and emotively loved best.
But I’ve always had a deep nostalgic love for autumn, so it is no surprise. :)