We’re into the final month of Narbonic! How did this happen? Where did the time go?
Anyway, yeah. This plot twist took some time to set up but was so, so worth it. Also, I did a nice side view of Dave at the bar in the third panel. That’s what the back of his head should look like!
It would be really annoying to pull of some kind of underage mischief, only to learn that not only do your parents know about it, but they’ve known for decades and have just been waiting for you to catch up to them so they can dole out the appropriate discipline. Poor girl.
She’s about 13 here, I think.
Artie is researching his study on violent tendencies in early childhood in the first storyline in Li’l Mell. I had a lot of fun setting up all this stuff that only I would probably ever care about.
In this and the rest of the strips this week, Dave and his daughter mirror each others’ expressions and gestures. I wanted to subtly suggest the relationship between them.
Seanan McGuire wrote a song, Time Travel Girl, about this week of strips. It is awesome and I can’t wait for her to get around to recording it.
In the bonus story to Narbonic Volume 6 (also available in The Perfect Collection, Future Artie says that Future Dave claims he only destroys uninhabited universes. So maybe it’s not as bad as all that. It’s still pretty bad, though.
Andrew just went through a phase of collecting all the G.I. Joes that existed when he was twelve. They’re all stationed in the basement now, neatly lined up in chronological order, guarding the comics. This is what adulthood is like, apparently.
I don’t know whether or not Dave’s daughter goes mad. I do think that either way, she probably goes on to a career as a psychiatrist.