This cover was for the fourth City Pages Comix Issue, an annual event where local creators produce comics around a central theme. 2010's theme was "Declaration of Independents," for which I imagined a scene where a couple of characters are declaring their independence from the funny pages. The "indie" theme was a nod to MIX [Minneapolis Indie Xpo] which launched its inaugural convention this past summer.
You can read more about past issues of the City Pages Comix Issue here.
Thanks for the nod, SPD!