As many of you know by now, I graduated from Doane College. Great school, except for one thing. The food was horrible. Summer turned out to be even more of a fiasco, as the dining hall closed for the summer. They had two dorms full of students that were working or studying over the summer…and a single kitchen for EVERYONE. Now, I have no problem cooking my own food, but having to fight everyone else for the single oven? Not my idea of fun.
So, rant aside, this strip continues our delve into the background of Mr. Jorocks Raefish. As the primary sidekick for Percy, I realized that we really don’t know much about him other than his ability to sneak up on people, his fear of exploding, and his unusual style of clothes.
Percy’s sentiments about having all guys around may seem a little odd, but I think every guy needs some of those “man moments” every once in a while. This spring, our staff had a picnic to celebrate the end of the schoolyear and the 39 years our amazing principal gave us (she is transferring to a nearby school). Towards the end of the evening, I wound up kicking back in a group of male teachers, and really wound up appreciating that time. I didn’t realize how much I needed the occasional “man moment” until then. Given my career choice as a teacher and the fact that most of my friends are female, it’s hard to come by!
This strip wound up being finished BEFORE last week’s strip due to me not paying attention to chronological order. Luckily I caught it before it was published!
For some reason I’m getting a weird GPF-style vibe from this strip. I’m not sure why.
Come back Wednesday, as I am resuming Sketchbook Wednesdays! I’ve got some nifty stuff to share!