Yeah, so I wrote this during the time I had a subscription to Scientific American and was absorbing a lot of weird tech ideas. More than anything, though, I wish I knew what Titus and Artie were discussing prior to this strip. Those two could have some strange conversations.
Yes, the mad technological advancement is measured in plausibility. Everything’s possible.
And we finally get to the major turning point in Narbonic. Took long enough.
This strip was great because I only had to draw two panels! Good work, me! I wish I could be this efficient all the time.
A lot of people were confused by this strip when it first ran, but all will become clear in time. I know what I’m doing.
This strip is perfect except for the first panel, where I couldn’t get Helen to come out right now matter how many times I redrew her. It bugs me every time I see it, because otherwise it’s the greatest strip ever. I’ve said this before, but I like strips with physical comedy, and I like strips where the characters have different but equally ridiculous points of view, and the weird logic at work here is great. If only Helen in the first panel had a neck.
Helen really is playing with fire, taking Dave to this event. But she was curious to see how people were reacting to the Tinasky study. And, well, sometimes Helen makes really unwise decisions. Most of the time, in fact.
In retrospect, what makes this week is Helen’s kid-caught-with-a-hand-in-the-cookie-jar expression. It’s just so inadequate for the scope of what she’s actually done.