It's late fall in this cartoon as it is here in the upper Midwest. Beneath the window are astilbes, a colorful import from Europe who's dried plumes are a nice source of winter interest. There was a bit more to this panel before I was forced to crop it back. Hopefully I'll be able to complete this over the next day or so, in addition to the All Saints Day toon I'm planning to post by Monday as well.
Is Timothy a bigot? Perhaps, but unintentionally so. He has no idea how the world actually works, so he's easily threatened and can respond emotionally to stereotypes. Nothing could be more threatening than slowly losing his girlfriend to a much larger and much more stable in the faith Christian bear. The fact that Blackbear is a Black bear just adds to his insecurity.
Thanks to High School Senior Morpheus at Winners Never Quit for linking the toon on his blogroll. Roy at Alicublog has an analysis of Friday's Pookie18's Today's Toons thread, including a mention of the recent Garrison Squealer toon. As for Minnesota themed cartoons, I also have a Norm Coleman toon started regarding a very important subject; the freedom of the electronic media in which you're currently engaged.