I was going to do a 2-parter, originally, with this panel showing up on Friday, and a new one today, for Bloomsday (in honor of my father, who tried to get through “Ulysses” all his life). But a very dear friend and her family lost someone today, and for them and for my own memories of losing my dad, I thought this felt appropriate. Sometimes we just don’t know where we are yet.
So, I had to make Lothar do the kissy face, because, years back, I was complaining about how hard it is to draw people kissing, and the fellow who is the model for Lothar said, “Just make them look like THIS!” and, well, made that face. “I’m going to use that, ” I said, and now I have.