Panel One: A yellow dog in a suit wearing a mask not quite covering his nose speaks to an audience. He states, “Now me, personally, I only ever write main characters who are male canines, like myself.”
Panel Two: He continues, raising a hand in the air. He says, “Sidekicks, that’s where I might write a cat, a pigeon, even a woman.”
Panel Three: Zoom out to see that he is standing in front of a lecture hall, sharing all of this with students. He says, “I suggest you young writers all do the same! Stay in your lane!”
Panel Four: Kat sits at one of the desks, looking frustrated. She thinks to herself, “I can’t believe I’m paying for this class.” In the background, the professor dog shouts “Do what you must to not be canceled!”
Teddie Bernard (BFA 2023) is the Comics Editor at F Newsmagazine. They are (insert something quirky and fabulous here).