I wrote this one really, really early. Dave had his old hair and a cigarette and everything. I worried about getting the computer terminology right, but I figured that by the time I got around to actually drawing the strip, I’d know all that stuff. I was wrong. I faked it. But it all turned out okay.
Dave tends to share my opinions on nerd issues. Sorry, but in Dark Knight Superman totally let Batman win.
Okay, I admit it: I love this strip. There’s a BASIC joke, Dave mentioning his smoking hot sex life, and, most crucially, Dave’s disturbingly ornate dialogue font in the second panel. With wiggly underlines and everything. You know that’s not going to end well.
Sometimes I get the feeling that, despite it all, Lovelace kind of has a soft spot for her evil creator, and this is one of those times.
I wrote this one early on, too. In fact, I wrote a lot of the Lovelace-as-hologram strips from this storyline before I wrote the Lovelace-as-computer strips from “Lovelace Affair.” She’s just so much more fun to draw like this.
The window in the first panel came out kind of crooked. I futzed with it on Photoshop, but it still bugs me. I would draw a better window today!
Lovelace really gets the fuzzy end of the lollipop throughout Narbonic. Poor Lovelace. Even on her good days, she still has to live with Madblood and stuff. On the plus side, though, she can float.
Ah, romance. Or something. The important thing is that I got Dave to slouch even in silhouette.
Lovelace is inclined to assume the worst of Helen. She’s not entirely incorrect, of course.