Well this is coming late but I promised, so here it is. This strip is my contribution to 2005′s Monkey Day, run by Casey Sorrow. I’ll see about getting it posted with the other contributors.
The most notable thing about this strip is that it’s the first one I have ever ended with a beat panel. Originally this was written with the beat panel in the traditional 2nd panel slot. But it was written without art, in the expectation that I would be able to find art of a single monkey looking forward. Once I chose this art, with the serious, challenging stare of this particular monkey, I realized a third-panel beat was going to work best.