What we have here is The Nice April Fools’ Day Mix-Up. Basically, various cartoonists in The Nice are drawing each others’ strips for the day, swapping at random. Terrence Marks and Isabel Gonzalez of Unlike Minerva drew Narbonic. I drew Eversummer Eve. It’s wacky! And I can’t thank Terrence and Isabel enough for this extremely neat comic, and for drawing the single cutest version of Mell ever.
Originally this ran on April 1, which was a Monday. I moved it to Sunday in the archives…and then lost it at some point. Sorry about that. I swear I’ll get the main Narbonic archives updated with all these lost Sunday features at some point. Anyway, this is super cute, and as a “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fan I obviously loved it. “That was just a dream I had” is my favorite line. Doing the strip swap was fun. My Eversummer Eve comic involved a dog trainer based on Daniel Pinkwater, I think. It was pretty rough-looking because I hadn’t drawn many longform comics.
While we’re at it, here’s some art from Ed Gedeon, who writes, “First, how would you modify the pink-heart-evil shirt for man-Helen; and second, how would you modify the same shirt for a Dalek? (Since Helen and the Daleks both share the goal of subjugating the human race, they’d probably be best buds.)”
This is Ed’s answer to his own question. Thanks, Ed!
People who read my LiveJournal may have already seen this, but for my birthday this year, Andrew commissioned a “Doctor Who” sketch from Roger Langridge, who does comics and spot illustrations for Doctor Who magazine in Britain. As you can see, Ed is right: Helen and Daleks get along just fine.