In general, Mell is more concerned than the other characters about the possibility of Dave becoming destructive. I guess she takes him seriously after all. Speaking of which, nice work passing the buck, Artie.
The important part of this strip is that I think I drew a pretty darn good bowling bag. I’d been worried about that.
Isn’t it great how I managed to keep about 90% of the action off-panel in this storyline? (Including the, ahem, action back at the lab. Sorry.)
This punchline is not so good, but I do like the first panel. Because I’m juvenile.
Mell has a surprisingly high opinion of Artie, all things considered.
Argh, I’m so happy with the way this one came out. The fuzzy teleporter effect in the first panel, Helen’s inside-out-and-backwards shirt, the sock… Good work, me.
Mell catches on immediately that there have been shenanigans. She’s mostly just annoyed.
Helen and Dave get an amazing amount done in their time alone. Because it’s funny, that’s why.
I didn’t mean for Artie to look as suspicious as he does in the first panel, but I guess it works okay. He doesn’t have much patience for shenanigans, either. In fact, neither Mell nor Artie particularly approves of the Helen/Dave relationship; this becomes more of an issue later on.
You know, Dave did make off really well in this storyline. Good one, Dave!
I think the key to this whole scene is that Mell is not even remotely surprised.