This strip was great because I only had to draw one panel. Good work, me!
Incidentally, I spent a lot of time and effort trying to come up with a clever name for this storyline and failing. That’s why it’s just called “Demons.” I really did try to think of something more interesting.
Caliban’s already developing a thing for Mell. Again, this was Jeff Wells’s idea. Thanks, Jeff.
I like the punchline to this one, but I always enjoy any reference to how terrifying Dave finds Helen’s mom.
I dunno…Dave’s devastated second-panel face came out better in the thumbnails. This is one of the great frustrations of cartooning. Caliban’s expression in the third panel, on the other hand, is pretty much exactly what I was going for.
Storage Room C contains both Christmas ornaments and, it would seem, an enormous crate of gerbils.
I always liked Dave’s logic in this one. It seems consistent with the particular brand of evil at Narbonics Labs.
Those guys in the last panel look pretty sweet, especially the thing with the big blank eyes. At least I tried to draw interesting stuff for this storyline.
The demons in today’s strip were drawn by the astonishing Jason Thompson, who does “The Stiff” over on Girlamatic. As you can see, Jason is totally awesome at drawing demons. Now my demons look pretty lame. Oh well.
…and sometimes I got other people to draw stuff for me. Jason is the best monster artist I know, so I thought it’d be a good idea to get him to draw a bunch of weird demons for this storyline. Man, did he ever come through. Check these guys out!
The Stiff is currently on hiatus, but Jason’s done a lot of other things since this strip ran, including writing Manga: The Complete Guide and King of RPGs, drawing some awesome H.P. Lovecraft comics, and getting married and moving to Seattle so I never see him anymore BOOOOO. Anyway, you can see more of his recent work at his website.