When I drew this page and the panel of Hanna sitting on her throne I was definitely thinking fondly of my friend Lacey, whose Big Bud Press was really taking off. Beyond her contributions to earlier OP strips, Lacey has always given me the sense that bigger things are possible as long as you have the vision - that the vision, to an artist, is everything in a world of imitators. The skills or wherewithal to make that vision come alive are important too, sure, but those can be learned, inherited, faked through craftiness, etc. To see in your mind exactly what you want, and have the restless drive to produce it is a rare gift. Therein lies the sort of thing we call "talent".