One year after this was published I had the opportunity to see Dave Matthews Band live in concert, and by chance they actually played “Sister”. This story flashed through my head during the performance. It was pretty sweet.
This is a four-page minicomic I made during the hiatus between Phases One and Two. I was transitioning the comic to a more traditional format and wanted to experiment with the new 11×17 drawing paper I would use for Phase Two. As such, I decided to try out a short story that was kicking around in my head. From this point on, the rest of the series would use this page format.
The story was inspired by the Dave Matthews Band song “Sister”, one of my favorites. It always made me think of Cass and Flint’s sibling relationship, and I wanted to tell a little story about how much they mean to each other.
This is the first page I colored since page XLII. UTC was once again a one-man operation. I decided not to find a new colorist because I wanted to take a serious effort toward improving my coloring technique.