I do plan to take time off for Christmas (the Friday-Saturday before, and the Monday-Tuesday after), and part of me wishes this could have been the Wednesday cliffhanger before that short break.
Another part of me is SO GLAD it's not. There's a limit to how evil a cartoonist I am.
Only Two Panels?! HOW DARE
I feel irrationally guilty about this page BASICALLY being two panels. It's technically four (objectively at LEAST three) and I did do some stuff for the third, but it's basically two panels.
Given that the page is structured the way it is for a reason, up to and including how zoomed out the first panel is, I have nothing to feel guilty about.
I'm going to feel guilty anyway, that's just how I roll, but still.