The original title for this page was “Go the Flint to Sleep” as a reference to a children’s book of a slightly different name that I won’t type here. Given the mood of this scene, I didn’t want to add that kind of humor to this page, so I came up with a different title.
I added this scene at the same time I added the earlier scene with Flint and Scurry, at the very end of the scripting phase. It was a challenge coming up with a satisfying ending to this chapter, since Flint’s future is left up in the air. This scene doesn’t necessarily tie up any loose ends. Its point is to reassure readers that a setback in the present doesn’t have to mean bad things for the future.
Rameses’ brother Reed doesn’t appear in this chapter. I had written a scene with him and Noah, but it was cut. If it had been kept in, Reed would have been seen here trying to help his brother.
Just as I was finishing the drawings for this page, I remembered this was just two days after Morty’s feeding frenzy (on page CLXXIX). I altered him slightly to show that he hadn’t shed all of the weight yet.
Flint’s size was something of a tough matter. He needed to be obviously smaller, but I didn’t want him to get to the point where he’d be close to the size of other squirrels. Here he’s the size of an average dog.