Cartoons are popular in this house and none more so than Calvin and Hobbes. So much so that the kids regularly request flamethrowers for their birthdays--a classic Bill Watterson gag.
After I drew this cartoon after one particular bathnight, I started to get a creepy feeling that I'd seen it somewhere before. The Google Machine revealed that, sure enough, the great Mr Watterson had done something very similar -- albeit with a lot more artistic style. In this case the gag in the final panel was "too deep".
Cartoons are meant to capture a little slice of the world. Those slices, like little riffs in music, come up again and again. Stitched together they make the music of family life.