I wrote slumber-party strips early on and was delighted by the opportunity to work an actual slumber party into the strip. Also, Dave looks very cute in his shirt and tie.
This is one that got written early on and then sat around waiting for a storyline. No time is the wrong time for Dave getting his nails painted! Please note that the official lab pajamas, first mentioned in the Very Long Fanfic of Jeffrey Wells, are adorable.
Dave is forced to choose “dare” because there are certain truths he really, really doesn’t want to reveal in front of a mixed group. Especially not a mixed group that includes a wickedly grinning Mell.
I’m sorry for not including a strip where Dave actually kisses Caliban on the lips.
People were confused by this strip when it first ran. All I meant was that Helen plans to use the mint-flavored gender-swap formula to turn Dave into a woman so he can sing Girl Scout campfire songs with her. Is that really so hard to understand?
I was in a pretty thoroughly horrible and half-assed Girl Scout troop as a kid, but I did get an education in most, if not all, of the standard girly campfire songs. So there’s that.
I like Dave’s pensive expression in the first panel, where he’s just waiting politely for this whole silly business to be over so they can get back to fighting demons.
I love this strip. I should have won ten Nobel Prizes for it. TEN.
As the blueprint in the third panel indicates, Madblood is working on his new top-secret base, which will appear in a much, much later storyline. Also, I’m really bad at drawing phones.
The ubiquitous Narbonics Labs couch is based on the couch in the house I shared with three people in college, back when I first started writing Narbonic. For the record, it’s blue.
Helen is the only character in Narbonic who would ever refer to anyone as “all tuckered out.” I always loved writing her dialogue.