I was consciously playing around with the art style as I drew this, drawing the left-hand figure with wacky face expressions and huge body language while trying to keep the right-hand figure very cool and controlled. On the whole, I was trying for a cleaner, more graphic approach than my usual cartoons.
Thanks, as usual, to my patrons. I'm not affiliated with any daily newspaper, so I have no market for a strip like this; I really couldn't afford to do this without the support I get from Patreon. So, again, thank you. And special credit-in-the-sidebar thanks to $10 supporter SocProf. (SocProf, if you'd like a print-quality copy of this cartoon, send me a message.)