Drawing backgrounds is rarely fun for me (and for a lot of other cartoonists, apparently; go look at how many webcomics have empty backgrounds), but they are a necessity at times. Thankfully there are shortcuts here and there (gaze upon panel 3 for the miracle of copy-and-pasted silhouettes!), but other times you just have to grit your teeth and draw that big establishing shot.

Whoa! Who are those creeps in the robes? Let’s find out this week!