Goddamn Robert goddamn tricked me into drawing more anime! He was devious; he said “I have an idea for a comic, but it involves you having to draw more anime,” and like an unsuspecting fool, I said “Sure, what is it!”
Those are all real conspiracy theories, by the way. We may have rolled a few related ones together, but – well, it doesn’t honestly make that much of a difference.
I made the panel one background from this public domain stock photo, with a bit of Photoshop trickery. I’m pleased with the end result; backgrounds in anime often look pretty breathtaking, and I think I landed somewhere in the same ballpark visually.