Brilliant symbolism here, since the CT Scan machine looks just like a pipe from this angle-- don't know if that was intentional, but I love the way this panel is framed. Very powerful.Oh, and thanks for the plug in the previous strip's comments section! It means a lot to me.
I'm sorry to say the symbolism wasn't intended, but I'm thrilled it's there, all the same, and I appreciate you spotting it! I wasn't too satisfied with how this panel came out, but now that you've pointed out this extra layer, I feel a lot better about it. My thanks as always, Neil!