This is a moment where less is more. Dexter nailed the last panel, and visually showed how self-centered Charlie was being by not taking into account Errol’s sacrifice and loss.

The Zaca was Errol’s most prized possession. And I wanted to convey his dismay at losing his pride and joy. His boat was as representative of his ego as Charlie’s hat was representative of his.

It was hard to write Charlie being such an oblivious dick here, but I’ve certainly been guilty of thinking about my own problems and not considering the feelings and sacrifices my family and friends have made for me. So I channeled into that, and with the last panel, I didn’t let myself, errr, I mean Charlie, off the hook.