For this one, I began with just the panel composition and the three faces running parallel to the long diagonal panel border. To contrast the three faces, I added in a fourth face looking outside of the comic, which gave me the title for this strip. I don't know what made me add in the hands at that point, but it fit the weighing-the-options kind of feel that it seemed to be heading, and it filled in the next two panels.
I added the earth to provide a setting, and I liked how the shape of it fit into the divided part at the top. Having the characters looking out into space created a pretty loaded image, so it was a nice way to focus the mood of the strip. I used a really dry brush to make the space texture, and then I started to write in different things that I had been thinking about lately. Then I came up with what needed to be on the palms of the hands, and then drew an upside-down Michigan in the last panel- which felt a bit disconnected until I wrote the very last phrase beneath the comic strip. I cleaned up a few things, colored the planet in, and then scanned it.
I don't know if you can tell, but I wrote the "... time to start something new" line way too close to the panel border and had a really hard time moving it back up to make the panel feel more balanced. This was particularly difficult because I wrote the phrase over the spacey texture, so it wasn't a quick cut & paste thing. I spent a really long time messing with the cloning tool in photoshop, so it does look a bit better than it did before, but I can still tell that it looks a little weird there at the bottom.