The image in these opening panels evidently refers to a boy traversing through the very fabric of time itself, not unlike the mythical Assassin of Time, who once bedeviled the Hyrulian King, Ganondorf the Beloved, whose glorious misfortunes I discussed so often with my friend.
The comic was drawn just after the dead center of the year, a few minutes before lunchtime on August 9th, while I listened to the Backstreet Boys and tweeted about Olympian swimmers; and I do not doubt that our cartoonist would have understood her annotator's temptation to synchronize a certain fateful fact, the departure from Hyrule of the would-be regicide Link, with that date. Actually, Link left Kokiri Forest via the Lost Woods on August 13th.
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit troutcave.net!