You might be wondering why Scamper's Quest starts with strip # 2 -- and you'd be right to. The disappointingly-simple answer is, I wrote strip # 1 in my head, but never got around to actually making it. This strip (along with the rest of the 1998, and most of the 1999 strips) was colorized as part of the 2003 anniversary celebration. The first meeting between Scamper and Rob was originally intended to take place atop the Luther College sign; the black and white version can be looked at this way, but I forgot about it and later colored the ground as grass.