This was one of the rare panels that wasn't even "really" drawn: the original ballpoint pen doodle was just scanned from the sketchbook and finished off digitally.
“Men have become the tools of their tools.” - Henry David Thoreau
Inspired by walking around campus and observing the disconnected masses of humanity who are paradoxically connected with everyone and everything except for what's right in front of them.
And actually I'm guilty of the same, as ever since getting an iTouch for Xmas, it's been fun just walking around or sitting at the cafe with with just the ear-thingies in and not actually having the other end plugged into anything - it creates a virtual buffer-zone of seclusion. But then usually so does just staring at the sketchbook.
"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." - Gertrude Stein