Well folks, there you have it...our patterned protagonist gets an upgrade (if you call it that)--a utility belt--Checkered Man style. This double-strip marks comic #100, a milestone I'm pretty darn proud of. This means there are only four more new TOACM strips left in the Shadow of the Checkered Man story arc and more importantly our rookie year.
There are lots of little fun things and back stories behind the items included in the belt. Hopefully I can get some of this info into an upcoming sketchbook entry if you're interested.
Lastly, the flamethrower Dougy is brandishing in panel four is modelled off of the accessory that came with the G.I.Joe action figure Blowtorch--a personal favorite of mine who guards over my computer desk from the shelf above.