Happy Emancipation Day, celebrating the "Emancipated Compensation Act" of 1862, which freed all enslaved persons of DC. Issued nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, it made DC the "first freed" by the Federal government.
In honor is a little comic. I'm not apologizing, but I will say that it's basically the comic equivalent of "doing it in one take." I opted for timeliness over refinement, though. It's also supposed to be viewed as one long strip, but to upload it in a legible size I had to split it up into 3 pages.
But hey, we all make compromises, I guess.