This cartoon actually came out of me griping to my wife about how my day of cartoon writing had gone. It was one of those days where you sort of spin your creative wheels and not much other than easy/lame ideas come out. In fact, I actually said, "It was just a day of going through the motions" while I motioned a sort of jerky robot dance. And then, BAM! This mime idea hits. I like to think that even days that aren't so productive at least help to prime the creative pump a bit. Or maybe it was the robot dance. It's hard to know.