[I learned the 5-3-1 Game from wayyy down at the end of this comment.]
I joke, but the actual cause is worth investigating.
[Begin Commentary] I wanted the date stamp in the third panel to be accurate, so I dug through my documents until I found a folder that was appropriately old and renamed it for the screenshot. That’s the kind of attention to detail I put in every day! [July 23rd, 2015]
I marked this comic as personal favorite because I dig the art, man. And, though it may be a reach and somewhat pretentious to say it, there’s a teeny, tiny bit of Jhonen Vasquez influence on the guy in panel one.
I don’t know where it is now, but there was a comic I read years ago where he drew himself heading out to a convenience store and confronting the devil, and the pose he strikes when he busts through the door is one I tried to recreate for a long time. It’s not like this pose, exactly, but…ah, nevermind. [August 17, 2007]