If you haven't figured it out by now, Mai is based on my wife. The Cat's out of the bag! This comic strip is pretty much exactly what we did on our first date together. It was fun to think back on how nervous I was that evening but also how much fun we had together. We could relate on so many things, even though we grew up in different countries. There was also something there that we couldn't explain. A pretty strong connection that we still have to this day. The final panel of our Purikura picture is actually taken from the real one that we still have. We laugh over the phrase "Good Surprise!" every time we look at it. What were we thinking when writing that? Perhaps, it was how we felt about finding each other. ;) There will be a few more comics coming up of our first date so stay tuned.