Also, as Robert said:
Also, just divorced from the Islamophobia of the whole thing, imagine how insane this would sound to somebody from the 1940s or whatever. “Woman fined on beach for wearing TOO MUCH!”
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.