Writing’s a funny thing. I had a lot of the “Edison & Phyl Go to Rehab” figured out, and I was really looking forward to the personality changes they’d both go through.

And then one day I went for a walk, and it hit me. Phyl dies before she can go through rehab and go adventuring again.  I don’t know why, but it felt right. It didn’t feel good-I’ve killed characters before (“Lyssa & the Pirates”) and it’s surprising how much it can hurt.

Sometimes when I do comics I don’t feel like I’m creating something so much as reporting what’s happened. And this is one of those times. I really didn’t want this to happen, but I felt like it would be dishonest to do anything else.

Thanks for reading.