Can I just say that a tiny Habitrail-based apartment complex furnished with even tinier lamps and divans is friggin’ hard to draw? Nowadays Jeff makes me draw way more convoluted stuff for Skin Horse, but at the time this was a pretty big challenge for me. I hope you enjoy it.
This strip is adorable and awesome. Check out the little dome house! I totally didn’t design it that way because it’s easier to draw than a regular house. Nope.
The “morphic control” stuff is so totally from Terry Pratchett.
I do not blame Artie for his freaked-out expression in the last panel. As far as I’m concerned, waking up to someone staring at you is just about the scariest thing that can happen. Even if it were someone I wanted to see, it would make me scream myself hoarse. And if it was Bob from Twin Peaks, I would die of fright right there. Zeta kind of falls midway on the spectrum.
Plus, he’s probably embarrassed about being naked and stuff, although frankly that generally doesn’t seem to bother him all that much.
For shame, Zeta! He’s your…some kind of oblique lab-experiment-based relationship. It’s weird, anyway.
Zeta is awfully cute in the second panel, which is not a thing she does, typically. It’s not often you get to see her eyes.
I like the idea that Zeta and Foot have been hanging out together all this time. This is my second favorite Narbonic sitcom idea, after, “Seth and Caliban share an apartment.”
Yeah, Zeta, why are you racist against genetically-engineered beast-people? It’s not cool just because you’re one of them.