Releasing this strip was a little tricky. In the universe of CosPain, conventions never stopped due to the pandemic. I've done this for a few reasons: providing people with escapism, preventing future print collections from being too dated, and having much more material about being at cons than about anything else relevant to this comic. That means that these characters HAVE been going to conventions, so it seemed discordant to suddenly have a strip where they hadn't been going to cons for a while.
My solution was to have Ray be the one that gets nostalgic. Just to give it some space, I stopped using him in strips for a while. His last appearance was ten strips and over two months ago. Hopefully, that will satisfactorily maintain this universe's continuity to a degree that only I actually care about.
Rock on, guys, and never stop drawing!