This strip is basically me saying “I’m sick of this character trait. It’s not interesting. Here’s a way for him to take the danged jacket off.”

I actually considered spending all of this month on strips explaining the curse and how it came to this conclusion. I decided to treat it like Beth’s Calendar of Misfortune and said “to heck with that” and just explain it in one, simple strip.

I realize it’s not particularly interesting development, but it’s a lot less boring than spending 8 comics accomplishing very little at the expense of any humor whatsoever.

He’ll still wear the jacket often, but now he doesn’t have to.

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