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According to the all-knowing internet sage that is Wikipedia, a rainbow is an “optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere.” According to us a rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon caused by Nazis shooting down a flying pop tart. I know who I’d prefer to believe.

Today’s strip was inspired by Jo Burt’ absolutely gorgeous, surrealist, mountain-biking comic Mountain Biking UK since 1989. While I’ve never been a particularly avid mountain biker, predisposed as I am to being a lardarse, Burt’s lush backgrounds, clever panel layouts and use of inventive visual metaphors, struck a chord with me, even when I didn’t quite get the jokes. Of course, he did the imaginary dogfight shtick – which obviously took more than a few cues from Schulz’s Snoopy – with far more aplomb than what we’ve managed here. But what can you do, man’s a genius.

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