This is along the same lines as the Shar Peis strip, but I guess I can’t help doing some dialogue about futurism. I’m unabashedly pro-science, pro-technology, eager for progress, and fundamentally undeterred by the risks (though that doesn’t mean “rush ahead heedless of consequence”). So I guess a subject I think about so much can’t help but influence what I choose to write about.
Plus, faced with a farm clip and very little firsthand knowledge about farming, I more or less have to stay within some kind of comfort zone. Originally I wanted a character who was visiting the farm and laying these radical ideas on the family farmer, but the setup was too cumbersome for what’s essentially a “single punchline, relying on a funny visual.” You can’t lay too many words on one of those, or it will snap.