Even though I’m working digitally, I can’t bring myself to use copy+paste to duplicate anything. Cut+paste for movement is okay, and really convenient, but I feel like I’m shortchanging myself if I draw less by copying. So for those last seven frames of Mouse Kid’s ambush, I drew seven bushes. That’s part of why the style is so simple and minimalistic. On the one hand, it’s more like the newspapery stuff I grew up reading — but on the other hand, it doesn’t have the sense of detail and place of my older watercolor ones.
So I’ve gotta trust you, the reader, to use your imagination in filling out some of these environments. I trust you, okay?