Dammit, there are few things more fun to draw than Mell getting assumed into Heaven. This whole sequence just about makes the storyline worthwhile.
Like I said before, when I started this storyline, I didn’t have the idea of Mell getting assumed into Heaven. But once things got underway, I realized that the entire plot was building up to this strip. Thank you, Catholic upbringing I apparently didn’t entirely understand!
This comic is excellent. That is all.
The blocking in the third panel is so weird. It’s dramatic and all, just…weird. Sometimes drawing is hard. And sometimes, or, more accurately, often, I dealt with that difficulty by completely giving up and just drawing whatever seemed to be a good idea.
Drawing Caliban from different angles: also sometimes too hard to do correctly.
Since Iris is based on my friend Laura, Iris’s husband is based on Laura’s husband Dennis. He’s a surgeon, hence the cadavers. I guess, as references go, that’s on the obscure side.
Really, the best part of this strip is Seth leaning in and glaring, for no other reason than that he glares a lot. That and the circle of magic fire.
Helen is mostly concerned about Dave going mad and/or cluelessly wreaking mad-scientist havoc, the latter of which just came to pass. But I’m sure she cares about him and stuff too. Dave’s such a romantic.