Hockey Playoffs start today, so hopefully we’ll see some actual legitimate Body Checking.
This is one of the few ideas that were not originally from either me or Mouse. A buddy of mine suggested it a while back and that idea stuck. I like the juxtaposition of how violent hockey typically is, with these two dudes putting aside their differences and “banging it out” so to speak. With this strip I discovered how difficult large crowds are to draw, so I copped out and did a simple outlining to suggest that a lot of people are there.
I also like how there’s inexplicably a bed in the middle of the ice rink, as if in this universe two rival players getting under the covers together is as common as 2 minutes in the penalty box. They both look so happy and eager too. Maybe some day we’ll get to see a couple of dudes “get it on” in a violent, masculine sport. Probably not in my lifetime, though.