In panel three Walter's expression looks kind of Kate Beatony to me. I think it's the eyebrows. I look like Dr. Katz all the way through, as stix always do when they face forward.
I have been neglecting him lately. I've been trying to write a novel when I haven't been earning a living. But his book has thirty-four pages so far, which is non-negligible. I wonder how much more I'd get done if I slept only four hours a night -- though this is one of those things about Walter that make me wonder if he had a mood disorder. My mood disorder may be what causes me to sleep twelve hours at a stretch if not forcefully interrupted, which is why I set two alarms and put a cup of coffee next to them before going to bed.
I have also toyed with the notion that I may be Walter's reincarnation. I do all the sleeping and not-having-sex that he didn't do. Also all the being short. Also, to be fair, all the good creative writing.