|Split Infinity, you've left out a comma. Punishment will ensue...|
In attempting to both celebrate those comics influences and send up the whole mystery thing with a grammar twist, I feel like I did a lot more aping and imitating than riffing on. You can even see the character designs evolve on the page, which irritates me. So, my apologies to the cartoonists whose work I'm standing on here.
On the other hand, I like Ox. I think his character really emerges somewhere between those last two panels. I also like Split Infinity. I thought she would be sad for Ox, sympathetic there in the end, but instead I think she's barely holding from smacking that hat right off his head.