This Week in Epic Fail: Martin explains how Spelling Bees are an alternative to combat.
Creator’s Commentary: It could have been Insult Swordfighting.
I’m clearly poking fun at Gollum’s speech impediment here. See a small boy doing an impression of Gollum spelling ‘precious’ (and getting it right unlike in the comic) during a actual Spelling Bee!
Yes, that is M.C. Escher’s ‘Relativity’ recreated in panel 1. Or at least a version thereof. I hope you appreciate that it is not easy to draw. And, no, it isn’t here because I’m an obsessed Labyrinth fan – whatever gave you that idea?!