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At nearly seven years, this strip had probably the greatest period of time between its original conception and its first appearance. We came up with the punchline "I sure hope you're slicing bologna" in our first week or so of working on the strip, but as often happened with us, it was a punchline without a joke. The joke was written well over a year after the daily strip ended, and was produced in a standard newspaper Sunday strip format a couple of months before the weekly strip started just as an art test. When HATBG was resurrected, the strip was drawn in the new weekly format, but as best we can tell, never actually appeared anywhere. Until now. Though we could be wrong.