After inking the characters I then knock out the background coloring. I try to keep backgrounds super simple in order to not take a way from the characters or wording. The characters and wording after all is the focus.
So in the process of drawing this comic I realized that the radio caption from the sailor telling the Admiral to go get his own coffee that it did not make sense to put it over the red headed Air Force General. Hence, the simple radio in foreground and moving the text box. Also positioned it to the left because normal people read left to right. i.e. read the sailor's "F-U" followed by Admiral's punchline response, "that sailor has balls on the radio".
OK without further ado here is the original joke that inspired this particular comic. Enjoy!
Two Generals of the Army and Marines are joined by an Admiral of the Navy around a campfire off the landing zone doing shots of rye whiskey when someone calls out and asks who's got the most balls.
The Marine General goes all right and says, "Marine," over the radio, "I want you to take that beach head, clip though that barbed wire and take the entrenchments." The Marine goes, "Aye, aye, Sir" and climbs over the ship into a landing craft and sails into harms way. He unloads and hits that beach head, breaks through the barbed wire and takes everybody in the trench except one that kills him. The Marine General goes, "That's balls!"
So the Army General goes, "Soldier, I want you to swim ashore and take out that last man." The soldier goes, "Yes Sir!" He swims ashore and takes out the last man only to be taken down by machine gun fire.
So the Navy Admiral says, "Sailor, bring me a cup of Joe and..." "Fuck you Sir." came across the radio. "Gentlemen," the Admiral says, "That's some balls!"