Because you're a spooky guy whose job it is to cover up stuff? Wait, maybe that's why he's so obsessed with Grace wearing a shirt.
Rememeber Susan, not ALL Elliots are insensitive jerks. I mean, I'm sure plenty of Elliots are. Most of them, probably. But not THIS Elliot! Sure, he's a tad stupid at times, and thinks running while carrying his friend is an efficient means of travel, but--No, I will NOT let that go!
I'd like to think I'd manage to get Elliot to fit in the fourth panel these days, but then... Yeah, I'm not sure how I determined how much space I needed for text back then. This was before I did everything on the computer, and while I did used to print out templates with the text already in place, I'm pretty sure this predates that. That could explain a lot of issues I had with composition, actually. It's difficult to plan if you don't actually know how much room you need for text AND you're still getting the hang of editing dialogue.
Commentary added November 19, 2014