Peter, it always makes my day when there’s a new installment of Rudek and the Bear. This one is especially intriguing, especially since I have absolutely no idea what the one character is saying!
He is saying “Hello dear.”
This is pleasing… I had feared for the strip, as well as for the author.
A very intelligent, timely work of art. My hat is off to the artist. I have suggested this comic to several more learned people with whom I work, as an example of the excellent talent seen in the genre.