So sometimes I spend a whole lotta time drawing backgrounds, only for them to get covered up almost entirely by characters. I mean, I know what parts are gonna get covered up, since I blue-pencil everything down before starting to ink, but I try to draw the complete background anyway, on its own layer. Hey, y’never know when I’ll be able to use it again! (Or use it to make a blog post.) And it’s much easier to reuse backgrounds if you don’t have to fill in people-shaped holes with the edges of trees or windows or whatever.
Regardless, this is what it looks behind our heroes in today’s strip. There’s four people standing in a row in most of the wide shots, so of course you can’t see much of it! But here it is for posterity.