And there you go. A quick idea popped into my head and I kind of laughed it off and then I thought, hey, it’s still a viable comic strip. I forgot I started off with just two panel gags.
Also, original pencils were waist-up shots of him, first panel pointing with angry eyes, 2nd panel sheepish with sad eyes. WELL, then I thought “MAYBE some detail. Just a little.” Establishing shot of the Oval (or maybe Cog) Office, followed by him holding the phone to punctuate that he was reaching out.
I shouldn’t explain jokes but 1. I wasn’t going to even do this, because I thought the execution was too cheap and then 2. I went back because the execution was cheap.
I know, I know…