This clip had been hanging out in my folder of candidate images for years, passed over endless times because it never spoke to me. I was digging through my clips and intentionally sorted to the oldest images, and it finally made the cut.
Even though I wrote this strip only hours ago from this posting, I’m a little unclear how it came together like this. I remember struggling with a failed joke about the alleged mind-control of popular music in the 80s; only instead of Ozzy, this kid listened to Talking Heads. Too many problems with it, and too much of a stretch, though I did have some fun picturing a kid who went to school dressed as David Byrne.