I’m still happy with the way all the illustrations came out in this one. The first one is especially good. If I remember correctly, the background code is just text from the story printed in a font that makes it all screwy.
In the second illustration, the life line on Dave’s palm is broken to represent the time he was dead. There it is, the most obscure joke in Narbonic. Thank you. Also, can I just point out that hands are super hard to draw?
Speaking of that illustration, the line used as the caption suggests something about Dave that wouldn’t be revealed for another couple of years. I had not told Jeffrey about this plot twist. Jeffrey just really knew the characters. This is the kind of kismet that led us to collaborate on Skin Horse down the road. That, and I put Artie in little goggles, and Jeff is an absolute sucker for animals in little goggles.
The alt-tag dedication for this installment is “to Andrew, for all the help with the inking.” He inked the whole apparatus around Artie in the third illustration. Thank you again, Andrew!