The previous strip, another stand alone special, sort of leads into this one, I suppose. Both take place at the lake, at the end of the summer holidays. And that’s about as canon as the previous strip gets to be!

For those not in the know, a ute is a utility truck. Calling it a pick-up gives away that you’re a Yank who doesn’t know anything. The ute was designed by an Australian farmer who asked the company to design a vehicle that he could take the wife to church in on Sunday, and the pigs to market on Monday.

Also… it appears Jacks knows a bit of his history.