Last week's 52 Comic Challenge was to draw all five seemingly unrelated elements from a Pictionary card in one strip. Like some of the other participants, I only had access to Pictionary, Jr. cards, most of which contrast the challenge by listing themed items, like "A Day at the Beach," etc. I pulled a few cards until I stumbled across "Starts with S," and the words, though initially random (besides starting with "s"), became connected instantly through the scenario I illustrated above: a quick look at a child's struggle with the concept of justice. (I really wanted to avoid more autobiographical fodder this week.) Since the sequence wrote itself, I wanted to play with my pens and pencils a little bit, to see if I could generate some depth in the strip, versus my pencil sketches-filtered-thru-Microsoft Paint pages I've posted most recently. I experimented with thicker lines, shading, and even strategic erasing. I hope the results are the gateway to more consistent, linear, detail-oriented personal projects. Let me know what you think.