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.