The last Slumberland strip! I had this planned for some time, definitely before the previous year’s Slumberland strip. By that point I was pretty sure what would happen in the final year, and I knew that [SPOILERS] there was no way I was going to get through Narbonic without Helen in a variation of the classic Falling Villain Death scene.
The layout and Helen’s poses are based on the 6,000-pixel-tall panel from Scott McCloud’s online Zot! story, Hearts and Minds. It was my little tribute to Scott and everything I owed to him, a debt that’s only compounded interest over the years.