This was from ten years ago. It was drawn in early September. I was working on a week’s worth of strips, nearing deadline, when my editor Amy Lago called and asked if I could hurry it up; the United Media offices in Manhattan were going to close early because of, of all things, an approaching hurricane, Hurricane Floyd. Hence, the two black panels, which obviously did not take a lot of time to render.
Hurricane Floyd was a big storm and caused much death and damage along the eastern seaboard of the United States.