This strip was fun because I got to let Spark use one of the oldest tricks in his arsenal of kitty weapons. Granted, it's not a very reliable cat trick, but who knows? Maybe Dominic will have a change of heart anyway.
When my girlfriend was looking at today's strip before I uploaded it she made an observation that many of you have shared with me over the years. "I love how Spark seems to change size all the time. It's an endearing thing you do." I think she was just being nice because I give her back rubs all the time.
But it's true. For the longest time around here, Spark changes size. I want to give some reasonably complex reason as to why this happens, but the truth is I don't even realize I'm doing it until after I've finished the comic. Call it whatever you like... artistic laziness or ineptitude or whatever... but it's something I'm aware of. I'm just not quite sure I'm going to go out of my way to fix this little quirk because, after all these years, I've come to amuse myself with it, too.
I think the most important thing I learned from all this is that size doesn't matter to my girlfriend.