At last, a post that's about a strip that's actually the strip in today's newspaper (where available)! And that's the problem; I hadn't realized when I drew this (at a table at the beach) that it would run on the annually tiresome Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrrgh! So it's an unintentional tie-in, which throws the randomness of Dill's dream a little off. I just meant to make it silly and fun to draw, the latter of special importance because I didn't have my lightbox crutch to lean on. Really, you get so used to using a particular set of tools that it's almost paralyzing when you have to rough it a little bit.
Dill's dreams have been featured a few times, usually in a Sunday strip where there's more elbow room for his unconscious. Here's one from a year or so ago, and it's more of a nightmare.
Coming up- we try to bring ourselves up-to-date with the daily strips.