So here we have Part 2! This strip was longer than the ones I draw now, and I couldn’t have all the build-up I wanted if I cut it into 4 panels. So that was why I decided to cut it into 2 parts for these strips! I particularly like Chapel’s expressions here, especially in the 3rd panel. And Chibi Chapel at the end wrapping up her story gets me every time! That was a detail I didn’t have in the original strip, so I’m glad I could add it.
For Season Two, I wanted to create a game room where Chapel and Fred play their games and Chapel engages in her flights of fancy. I decided on an old-fashioned room with wood paneling and I imagine it’s full of games like the darts on the wall.
The title of this strip is in reference to the song The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. I Googled it and found cool references to The Muppets, David Tennant in Blackpool, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, but none of those are as cool as my mom telling me that during my dad’s years at Apple, when he had a beard, some people would ask him, “hey, are you Kenny Rogers?”