Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for October 19, 2001
Dang it! I can't figure out what to brood about! "How am I supposed to be a 'brooding artist' if I can't think of anything to...!! HEY! Wait a minute!" "I'll brood about not knowing what to brood about! Yes! Why didn't I think of it before?" "I'm a genius! Can we all agree I'm a genius?" "Isn't brooding supposed to involve extended periods of silence?"