I swear we were not paid by Warner Bros to promote the latest Hobbit movie. This part of the storyline just happen to perfectly coincide with all the hype that is going on right now. After all, I wrote it six months ago. That said, if anyone at Warner Bros or the Tolkien estate is reading, we sure wouldn’t object to a tidy sum for our efforts.

On a related note and little known fact, Alex was an extra in the latest movie. Third dwarf from the right in the second row. Or maybe it was only his beard. Either way, pretty impressive, right? Anyway, enjoy today’s strip!

– Mark

Actually, my beard and I starred in separate roles in the latest Hobbit trilogy. I wasn’t able to be cast as a dwarf but my beard has a better agent.

– Alex’s Mighty Beard