Okay, so if you’re on a reconnaissance mission to your covert tropical prison island, obviously you have to wear matching aloha shirts. Which you will ideally wear over your souvenir T-shirt from the annual secret meeting of your Illuminati-type organization. Man, I love the Dave Conspiracy. Hope they’ve got some kind of all-terrain wheelchair there.
That’s actually not a bad boat in the background.
If I were in my protagonists’ place, hiding out from an all-powerful conspiracy on a deserted island, I would do exactly what they’ve done here: spend several weeks half-heartedly constructing a no doubt faulty trap, which would then turn out to be miles and miles from where my enemies would eventually land. I don’t know which of my friends would be the one to go feral and viciously attack me, but I’m betting on Jason Thompson.
Yes, this was drawn in some ancient time before there were tons and tons of Lego sets based on licensed nerd properties. If you’d told Dave there would eventually be video games based on Lego sets based on licensed nerd properties, his head would’ve exploded.
At least the Daves have the grace to look mildly chagrined about the whole assassination thing. If Dave knew the circumstances, he’d probably be no less aggrieved, especially considering that [SPOILERS] the person who convinced the Daves to do it is currently eating insects out of the shrubbery in the foreground.
You know what’s hard? Drawing word balloons. It is like super hard.
Some good expressions on Dave, though. Actually, there are a lot of nice expressions and poses in this sequence. You can tell I was happy to get back to drawing the main characters after weeks and weeks away from them.
Why did I draw ears so big? Check out Wheelchair Dave in the last panel. What the heck is up with that?
Yes, Mell is eating a fish. Merry Christmas!
No, Mell is not capable of snapping out of her feral state at any time. Only when it would be funny.
I wrote big chunks of the time-travel storyline early on, so at this point I’d already decided what was behind the Daves’ decision to have Dave assassinated. Only now do they realize what a terrible idea it was.
Both “sort of a primal intern” and “that monkey thing” are excellent descriptions of Mell.
I wish the balloons were more legibly drawn and laid out (I still had no idea how to lead the eye), but this is still a pretty good strip as far as I’m concerned. Again, it’s more of a conversation than a setup-gag arrangement, which is good. And the extra little WHAM! is a nice touch. That’s the pride in a job well done that Mell brings to the team.