Okay, at the time I was working with an ancient version of Photoshop that didn’t allow me to copy and paste text from other sources. I dealt with this by printing out a hard copy of Jeffrey’s story, scanning it, and pasting the scanned text next to my illustrations. That’s why it’s pretty much illegible. I’m sorry.
The third illustration is of the characters from “North of Space,” my old high-school comic strip, in which Mell first appeared. I tried to draw it in the style of W.W. Denslow, the illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, since the other illustrations are all taken from John R. Neill’s illustrations for the other Oz books. It didn’t work at all. Overall, there’s a lot of fail involved in this Sunday installment.
That said, I still like my Neill-style rendering of male Helen and Dave. Dave’s glasses and frock coat are excellent.