Panel 1: We find out what Weed was doing with that screen in Panel 2 of yesterday's strip as well as why Mike's there in the first place. He's there to have publicity photos made and it's something he said he'd never thought he'd do. Weed sort of tunes out his monolog and tells him to put his head up.
Panel 2: As Weed tells Carleen about the shadow that has to be eliminated, Mike says that he doesn't want to change from who he is now into someone he'd dislike. I'd say something here but it's too obvious.
Panel 3: As Weed takes his picture, Mike can't help but mention that there's the possibilty that this minor bit of good fortune might go to his head and make a humble, grounded workaholic like himself arrogant and expect this sort of thing as his due.
Panel 4: As Weed reviews the pictures on his PC, Mike asks him, just for curiosity's sake, if there's enough space for his autograph. Not that he's getting a swelled head or anything, he's just asking.
Hypothesis: It's too late for him to ask that question, isn't it?