I think this will be the last of the 24 hour comics day strips, unless I pull one out in October which is more of a Halloween gag. It’s time to get back to writing deeper jokes again.

This one was right on the bubble and when I finally dug it out, it really needed an extensive rewrite. Originally, the two were strangers and he leads off with “any specials for a guy whose wife just left him?” She asks what he does, and his revealing himself to be a college professor is what carries her into the punchline. But that was kind of a lame combination of postfeminist sexual assertiveness with prefeminist “how to marry a millionaire” crap. In the rewrite, making the move on her part reveal a long-smoldering crush was both truer to life and funnier, imo.