Today is the birthday of Andrew's real-life counterpart and inspiration. For nearly three years, he's been my sounding board for strip ideas ("needs more work"), keeping my spirits up ("your drawings are less amateurish now"), giving me his honest opinion on punchlines ("I nearly laughed") and generally being a good, dear friend.
Andrew also doesn't particularly care for bad puns or cutesy stuff. So here's a fuzzy bear with an ukulele, sending his best on my behalf:
Happy birthday, "Andrew," may you enjoy it and have many, many more.