I tried to save this one for Monkey Day in December, but writers’ block has hit me hard of late, so I had to drag it out to have a strip at all.
“Papaya” was the fruit of choice here because it simplifies the backstory. This is in the tropics somewhere, hence the monkey.
I’ve done a lot of clips with animals speaking but they usually speak to others of their kind. It seems a little odd to me to have animals speaking some kind of universal animal tongue. If they ever discover such a language, they’ll almost certainly call it “Disney.”