Today's comic (second strip down) is the 4th chess strip I've done. I never play the game so I don't really know where this fascination comes from. Perhaps, subconsciously, I envy those that have the ability to play the game well. I'll bet it helps in many aspects of life.
And look how different the drawings are! That third comic down is from 2008. Ollie has certainly filled out a bit since.