Artie’s efforts to stick to a vegan diet continue to fail spectacularly. In his defense, Half Baked is a pretty great flavor.
And yes, Mell considers blowing up Ecuador a nonviolent solution.
Many readers suggested that the pain of the breakup itself could cause Dave to go mad. But Dave is stronger than that! In the end, Helen’s big mistake is in not realizing that Dave will want to stay not just with her, but in her whole mad little world. Spoilers, I know.
This is, of course, all Artie’s fault.
I like this strip a lot. I should have done more strips of just Helen and Mell talking, because their respective brands of outlandishness play off each other well. Also, I drew some great random heavy equipment.
SPOILER: The fact that Helen has been using the clone tanks becomes relevant later on.
This strip was mostly written just as a bridge for the surrounding strips and was written much later, but it works pretty darn well. I’m glad Dave is taking care of his Battle Beasts. Also, I like his little hat.
This is another one that was really hard to write, somehow. I rewrote the last panel at the very last minute while I was scanning and cleaning up the strip on Photoshop. I don’t often bother to do that.
I drew that corridor a lot in the later years of Narbonic. Usually it has eyeballs swimming in it. Where’d all the eyeballs go?
This is a very self-indulgent strip. I felt kind of embarrassed about doing it even at the time, but I liked this song for Dave, and I was feeling sentimental about the encroaching end of Narbonic. All me my squishy moments!