The difference in holding a pen/pencil and a Cintiq stylus can feel like the difference between holding a toothpick and a log. For me, jumping from one to the other can be quite jarring, so I'll warm up with doodles like these, done in a program called Sketchbook Pro - great for sketching and roughs.
This is Benchley, Lil's cat. He hasn't appeared in the strip yet, but he'll show up down the line. And no, he won't speak in thought balloons.
I think that's a tweety bird skull in the middle, there.