Just sick at home re-reading your strip. It has cheered me up. You are amazing in displayingy our humor and character emotions. I don't remember seeeing this one (#133). I get a feeling that this is why your strip is so fantastic. You REALLY care for these characters. In this case, you didn't want poor ol' Clark to remain downcast.
Like I said before, you got the goods, dude. I expaect a great futire for you in this media.