Confused? You'll need to go back 11 strips to AFD #22, watch The Shining, and eat a few dozen chicken nuggets. If you've successfully completed those steps, consider yourself a loyal Appetizer.

I've gotta say, this was one of my favorite strips to draw and one of the few that I'm actually happy with how it turned out. I'll begrudgingly give some credit to Stanley Kubrick for the layout assist... -Bryan

If everyone knew the wonders of Mah Tats, there'd be alot less Red Rum in the world...

Fun facts!

  • An interesting anecdote from The Shining's filming relates that originally a "prop" bathroom door was used for the iconic axe scene. However Jack Nicholson had at one time worked as a volunteer firefighter and tore through it far too quickly, making it necessary to use a real door in a subsequent take.
  • The Timberline Lodge was the hotel used for the exterior shots of the Overlook. At its request, room 217 from the original novel was changed to room 237, as the owners feared no one would want to stay in the real room 217, while room 237 did not exist.
  • The Timberline most likely underestimated the morbid fascination of people. I have no doubt there would be no shortage of people adding their name on a waitlist to room 217!