I intended to use this as my Valentine’s Day update, only to have my site go screwy on me and not get it fixed before a month and a half (and it’s still not quite how it was).
No creative work turns out exactly how you saw it in your head, and in the case of this one, it was only as it neared completion that I realized, Hey, wow, this might actually be a really sad comic and not funny at all. I certainly didn’t conceive it that way. But there was a moment when I was working on inking the text boxes and I made the last minute decision to change it from “reach for you until it’s too late” to “reach or you before it’s too late”. It seemed more hopeful, somehow?
Also relevant to the last panel, I had my birthday today (woo!)