Now that’s how you take an obvious joke and make it work.
I don’t know if you’ve read my Christmas special, but I wish I had thought of making Leon’s jacket the same color I have up there. I’ve already established that he’s a big Knuckles fan, so a red jacket with the collar of his white t-shirt is a nice homage to the Enchidna. Instead I went with blue in the Christmas special. I blame being rushed on it.
I have no idea why Paint Shop Pro 7 decided to screw up the coloring around the edges of the picture this week. Oddly, I could take the regular paintbrush and fix it (or use the “magic wand” tool), but for some reason the fill tool (or the paintbucket) kept going off to the side a tad. At least for most of it. There are a few spots where it lined up right. I don’t get it. Also, the brick wall went all solid color except for the spot under Jake’s arm in panel 3. I wish I knew what happened.
And after looking it over again, I think the text in the first two panels was the wrong size. If you click to see the full-size version, you should be able to read it.