Folks asked precisely what Bast was doing at the bottom of the last page – and there is a minorly amusing story about that. The idea was I wanted him to start pawing and kicking the sand backwards… then I learned… drawing paws is really obnoxious. I kinda got away with it here, but trying to get it right just didn’t work, so I went with speedy Barney Rubble legs.

So yeah, he’s doing the motorboat spinning legs ala cartoons – or as Charlie put it so awesomely, “Digging like dachshund down a badger hole.”