Yowzers this strip got huge.  the pencil sketch of this went thru a lot of revisions starting at 3 panels, then 4, then 5.  it just kept growing.

I dropped photoshop for this and gave manga studio a shot.. and I LOVE it.  I will definitely use Manga studio for all my comic line work in the future.  I still colored it in photoshop, and went with a cleaner less shading look to my colors.  I am still evolving my look and style,  so expect to see it constantly change for a while.

Overall I am really happy with this strip.  And don’t be surprised to see one of the background characters to get more attention soon.