Probably my favorite strip I did for this project. No real punchline, just a moment that felt really real. One of those seemingly wasted Summer days that you really miss as you get older. I like the coloring on this one a lot. I realize that this was a strip steeped in nostalgia, filled with references to another time.
Luthor is a composite of a few different friends, one of whom started smoking in 7th grade. I had a whole series of gags I'd planned around Luthor's smoking. Perhaps they'll find their way into a comic in the future.
'Summertime Blues,' by Blue Cheer. Sometimes considered the first true heavy metal song: