During the one year break, I decided when the comic returned the girl, Emory would no longer be a same-aged peer who is in love with an uninterested Hank. I’d rather put the girl in a position of strength and have her be older (4th grade to Hank’s 2nd) and have Hank be completely enamored with her. Plus, this is easier to write. I was a young kid who had unrequited crushes on older girls in grade school. Writing Hank as a little lover boy will be a lot of fun.
Hope you enjoy it too!