I could hardly believe it: my mom, the woman who begrudgingly let us open one present on Christmas Eve our whole lives growing up, came up with a plan to a)avoid wrapping presents and b)sleep in late on Christmas morning. Aunt Marie was perhaps not the most enthusiastic about it, but eventually gave in and a new tradition was begun (maybe). It was really rather silly.

Art wise: Hmmm… perhaps the top register of panels is a bit sparse on the backgrounds. At least in panel one Mom’s head could have filled more of the frame, but I really didn’t need the extreme close-up either. I’m really proud of the little eye-inset below, though: it turned out just how I envisioned. This storyline is being pulled out a little longer than I had originally planned, but I think two more weeks–no, 3!–and we’ll have finished the family vacation and move on to other randomness. I’m ignoring the fact that I could be stalling towards the beginning of the next storyline, I think I’ll still be on track with that and this is making a nice little continuing saga.

Otherwise, this marks the 10th strip of Random Acts… ! Woot! Technically its eligible to be listed, now, on certain list sites, but I may hold off another week or so before I do. I think I want to fiddle with a few things before I invite hordes of traffic over here. Maybe. We’ll see. I also might get inspired and make changes during the holiday. Who knows? Watch this space…