It’s been a long time since I did one where the punchline is essentially, “Well, that went dark.”  I’m not even sure it’s a valid joke for the direction I have gradually taken this strip in over the years, but there it is.  Love it, or hate it.

I do think the art in this one is the star, though.  She’s such a perfect little girly-girl.  It wouldn’t have worked at all with a tomboy.