One of the bigger drawbacks to a weekly schedule is that I have to kind of skim over certain elements that might not be worth an entire strip or story line. I never intended for Dandy & Maryweather to break up after their fight in the pound, but really didn't want to spend an entire strip of them reconciling with nothing to draw but talking heads. And lets face it, everything is better with dinosaurs.
Plus I like that this strip shows that lots of other stuff could be happening in between Wednesdays.
Water fight strips are like plot sorbet for me. Whenever I need to give the strip a breather from lengthy plot lines, I love to try and figure our a new way to do a water/snowball fight. I've had this idea in the back of my head for years now.