I had no idea what to do with Chapter 3. I mean, LSS is plainly the weakest of the Dose stories, because I'm trying too hard to satirize, and not enough to be funny. And failing hard at both. So this chapter -- which also benefits from not having 9 panels of bastardized Shakespearean soliloquies per page -- I just brought out Rosencrantz & Guilderstern, the most removable characters of the play, and let them steal the scene with mayhem.
Evan Dorkin is obviously a hero of mine in this industry. I'm still grateful to him for handing over that page for Dose #1, and I'm thrilled a generation of Yo Gabba Gabbites are growing up on his humor. So this was done with the most loving satire -- using Milk & Cheese lookalikes to show myself just how wrong I've been doing it. And then...later on, having to stop trying to be like your heroes if you want to be more than just a pale photochoppy of them. Yes, choppy.
"60-Second Warren Ellis" was written along those same lines.
So I was leery about bringing them into this pastiche spoof of Shakespeare, Disney, Marvel & DC and everything else I ever read. I handed Evan a copy at a show and told him if he didn't like it, I'd never print another and yank it off the web.
Hey look--it's Dose #3. Enjoy it, because I doubt we'll have a fourth one out for September this year.
Of course, you could be super-spiffy and buy the whole thing digitally right now and honest-minded wherever Devil's Due digital comics are sold.