This is arguably the smuttiest Narbonic strip, and at the time I had reservations about doing it. In retrospect, however, I have no regrets. Helen and Dave’s mad-science sex life makes me laugh.
SPOILERS: Poor kid.
I asked Andrew which beer to go with, and he said Red Stripe. A few years later we moved into a house in which the previous owners had covered a couple of leaky windows with a giant floor-to-ceiling Red Stripe banner, cut into strips. It took a while to get that replaced. So Red Stripe got its revenge, I guess.
SPOILERS: His friend. Yes.
It’s great that Dave has someone to go to for guy talk. And also great that the guy is a gay mutant gerbil.
Dammit, I was drawing hands way too big.
Aw, what the hell. You can’t say Dave hasn’t earned his moment of bitterness.
I drew the characters sitting on this park bench a bunch of times in the final year. I always had trouble drawing it in perspective, but I always had trouble drawing everything in perspective.
SPOILERS: By the time of Skin Horse, Artie still has yet to fall in love, but his comments here may not be accurate. It’s possible he’s just angsting around, like he does.
I didn’t have enough room for the dialogue in the third panel, and I had to do a lot of fiddling on Photoshop to get it legible. Why does Dennis Kucinich have to have a relatively long name?
Kucinich and ANTONIO SMITH aside, Artie kind of has a thing for Latin men. I’m sorry we never get to see the alfalfa delivery man.