This was definitely a case where the idea was inspired by the art, rather than one where I had an idea and looked for art to match it. It made me think of classified ads I saw in 1993 where people were inexplicably trying to get $300 for their old Apple II computers. I contemplated changing the art after I wrote the script, for the simple reason that this is a picture of a computer bursting through a newspaper. I left it simply because the art inspired the story, and I’m hoping it at least kinda looks like it’s maybe being taken out of storage, or wrapped up for shipment, or something. The specs of the PC here are inspired by the specs of the PC I owned in 1996, from memory. I don’t think I screwed anything up too badly regarding typical hardware of the time period, but I’m sure someone will let me know if I did. :)
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: It’s amusing!