I wrote this one at the same time I was writing the time-travel story. Which is why they fit together so neatly! I even drew a skywalk into this week of strips so the reference in this strip would make sense. Finally, all the ridiculous advance planning paid off.
Lovelace has awesome gams in the first panel.
The question is, are those hearts a comic-strip convention, or are they actually visible around Lovelace? I say the latter.
I wrote this one really early, too. Any time I can work black-hole physics and coffee into the same strip, that’s a good strip.
I like that Madblood still seems unclear as to Dave’s name.
Finally Madblood remembers Dave’s name! Good work, Madblood.
This is just a little plot-connecting strip, but the hamsters’ crude paper-plate face always makes me smile.
It was kind of hard to cram this many characters into one strip, but it was totally worth it. I love seeing them all together like this.
I kind of wish I’d dressed Artie in something more stylish than that striped shirt, but once I’d drawn it I was stuck with it for the rest of the storyline. At least he looks cozy.
I’ve said before that I don’t laugh at my own cartoons very often. But in Narbonic, the lines that still make me laugh the most are the ones that are perfectly in-character for Artie. “My Gwich’in is terrible!” is one of those lines. I’m happy just typing it here.