Schedule stuff: I'm plotting to take the Christmas week (next week) off from story comics. I'll still be posting other things, like EGS:NP, sketchbooks and commentaries. Will there be Santa Ellen? Very likely!
The camera angle in panel four is somewhat inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh!. No specific moment comes to mind, but there's just something about it that makes me think overly-dramatic card games.
It took me a while to realize that Justin could effectively imply he reached the conclusion that Luke could sense things just based on his reaction to Grace. Combined with the fact that Luke said he wasn't there for the tournament and pretty much immediately asked about fire dude kickery, and Justin really doesn't need to elaborate on how he reached that conclusion.
Which is good, because there aren't many good excuses for how he could possibly know. That, and Justin himself doesn't know and is currently assuming Tedd has some gadget or something that told him.