Dave’s learned a lot in the time he’s been working for Helen. Sometimes this freaks Helen out. Later in the strip it’ll get to be a major concern.
Little Helen was a blast to draw, especially the glasses. I always had really unflattering glasses as a kid.
Hey, today’s my birthday! Happy birthday to me!
Dave’s Yak-Face figure thus ends up with Dr. Narbon, who still has it in “Battle for the Lost Diamond Mines of Brazil.” I guess she hangs on to things.
Dave’s irrational belief that he’s massively less awesome than his brother will come up again in “Mad Science Is Decadent and Depraved.” I don’t remember when I came up with that idea, but it seemed to fit Dave.
This is one of the most autobiographical strips in this storyline, and therefore one of my favorites. Also, Helen driving the car is funny.
I drew this week of strips at MileHiCon and displayed them in the art show. Yes, the art show with the drawings of naked mermaids riding Pegasuses that moved me to tears with their beauty.
What kind of minivan is that? I mean seriously? Man, drawing cars is hard. The rest of the art in this strip looks nice, though.
I think the road sign is directing drivers to Baconburg, a location in Daniel Pinkwater’s books.
I’ve said this before, but I’m a total sucker for time-travel stories, and one of my favorite parts is when the characters try to force all the paradoxes and multiple timelines to make sense. That’s why “Back to the Future Part II” is the best “Back to the Future” movie; 70% of the movie is just Doc explaining stuff. Anyway, this and yesterday’s strip are my tributes to the need of time-travel stories to obsessively try to make sense of all the nonsense.
You don’t want to take it too far and make the whole story into nothing but explanation, though. Then you get “Primer,” which is a good movie, but it’s no “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.”