I wanted to sprinkle in some pages of C chasing down the case without going into a lot of detail. So this one is an exercise in "show don't tell." (We see C tell M about the receipt in a later scene.)
Mark! suggested that the name of the shop might have been more Poe-related. Maybe if I find the time, I'll go back and change it to "Black Cat Costumes" instead of the boring "Dave's Funhouse."
I've been spending a lot of time with my new Manga Studio program, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. On the positive side, it's already starting to help me with working through pacing and clean up of some clunkier problems. On the negative side, it's a resource hog; which means that a 80+ page comic just grinds my computer to a halt. Looks like it's time for a new machine.