original_post:_10/24/2001_______________ This is one of those strips to show Max preparing to leave. I couldn't just have him suddenly appear in London. That'd be weird. I was going to do a couple of strips on Max being super afraid of flying, but I didn't want to drag it out any longer and I had never traveled overseas at that point so I didn't know what it was like. Since then I have, and it's a very long trip.