This strip is part of a trend that’s bucking the trend for me; I had the idea first and then went looking for a clip. Usually that creates all kinds of headaches for me, including sometimes having to commission a drawing to fit the script, but I was lucky enough that this one image in all the 600,000 in my collection would fit the bill.
The idea came to me in line at the supermarket. There was a young kid in one of the other lines who kept repeating something that sounded a lot like “I am sane.” I went from hoping my line would hurry up to hoping it wouldn’t move until I had locked down the idea.
I’ve also been reading a heavy book on game theory (which I understand about every other sentence of) and had the word “tautology” on my mind lately. Weird fusion.