Mike returns from his recent trip to the Angouleme Comics Festival in France, and gives Alex a lengthy run-down of all the goings-ons. As is his custom, Mike takes a “vacation from vegetarianism” when traveling abroad, though unfortunately for the animals, it’s possible that this most recent journey could have been a game-changer. Also, Mike has to come to terms with the fact that he really enjoys visiting foreign countries, but learning a second language is quite simply beyond him at this advanced stage in life. Struggling with the language barrier has simply an unavoidable fact of life.

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This week’s illustration of Inky the Domesticated Panther supplied by Mike Schwartz! Submit your own illustration of Inky to inkpanthers@gmail.com

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Bonus!! Some vacation photos from Angouleme!

Traveling companions, Josh Cotter and Brendan Leach

Drew Weing and Eleanor Davis

Brendan and Mike’s beds

Socializing at the bars

Josh and his wife, Momoko, standing near part of the French Chateau

An early morning start, to get to the festival, feat. Nick Bertozzi

Eddie Campbell

Jack & Max doodle, drawn at the festival

La Pagode movie theater, on a freezing cold day