This is really dumb, but I originally drew the first panel with my tattoo on the wrong arm. I had to flip the image to get it on my left arm, my drawing arm, where it belongs.
I’m really scatterbrained sometimes.
Anyway, just to prove that it really did happen, here’s a photo showing off my tattoo. I’m at the annual meeting of the National Cartoonists Society with Andrew and Brian Moore, the artist who worked with me on Smithson.
That photo is a couple of years old now, but as it happens I’m at the annual NCS meeting right now, too. Apparently I don’t do anything with my time but draw comics and go to meetings about comics.
The illustration under Daniel Pinkwater’s hat-tip is from Norb, the comic strip he drew with Tony Auth. Mr. Pinkwater should write another comic strip. I feel strongly about this.
As for the rest of this installment, there are a thousand other people I could have thanked, but these folks were all essential to getting Narbonic through six and a half years. Thanks again to them and to everyone else who’s followed the strip all this time.
Next week: the end of Narbonic.