This one was sort of a difficult birth. I sat there at the table at SPX with Chris and Barb of Fragile Gravity and they brainstormed with me about it for a while. They got to participate in the part where I think of and throw out about 50 bad ideas on average per strip. I kept staring and Chris and saying, “Pioneer. This is a Pioneer. Pi-o-neeeeeer.” As if saying it more slowly would reveal the hidden joke. Drove him nuts.
They missed the part where I pick a couple of the bad ideas off the floor and twist them around a bit to find a way to fit, glue, or simply force them together. I’ll be curious to hear what they think of this gag I eventually came up with.