What do you mean by "miserable"? Do you mean the characters themselves were like that? Or do you mean the comic was done really poorly? I'm pretty sure you mean the former. It's always great to see this artwork. I know you haven't posted all the strips here.
Okay, it would take up too much space if you did. You show the expressions really well. I was really not expecting that. It seemed like a pretty obvious punchline. Of course, I wouldn't expect anyone as funny as you to do something obvious.