Mwa ha ha! Back again two days in a row to bring you the complete story.

Matt outed me in the comments of yesterday’s strip — this whole thing has been building up to a parody of the greatest scary book of all time, The Spooky Old Tree, which does, in fact, star the Berenstain Bears. This riveting piece of illustrated fiction is a high-bar for the entire publishing world, as far as I’m concerned, and while my copy has long since been destroyed, the story sticks with me to this day.

If you’re no Lester Beall fanboy today’s strip may be a bit obtuse. Start here and come back whenever you’re ready.