This is very silly. Seriously, this would happen in a manga.
I wrote this one early on. In this and the previous storyline, Dave is clearly starting to enjoy the adventures Helen puts him through, but he still claims that women are out to get him. At this point it’s possible that he doth protest too much.
I started to do more shading on the characters around this time. Good for me.
When this strip ran, people made fun of me for the weird way Dave’s head is twisted in the first panel. Bite me, I’m awesome.
I wrote this one so early on. I… I’m sorry, Barker. I harassed you so much. But it was cute at the time.
I’m sorry, but look at Dave’s little sack lunch. That’s friggin’ adorable. He’s been lost in time, and now he’s going to eat his sandwich and his apple.
“I’m a mad scientist. My interest here is strictly mad-scientific” is one of the lines I’ve always liked. Also, Helen’s expression in the last panel is good. So good work, me!
Aw, poor Dave. He really does value Helen’s opinion. I wasn’t fond of this strip when I first drew it because I didn’t think it was funny enough, but now I find it strangely touching, the way Helen and Dave commiserate.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but it’s amazing how many of these storylines end with the characters going out to the bar.