More than anything else, Madblood just wants validation for his magnificent achievements. He’s a lot like me in that way. Speaking of which, I drew an adorable Arctic lair. It looks a little like the instant houses from the early chapters of Dragonball.
Lovelace’s appearance is based on Madblood’s previously established fixation on Jennifer Connelly, specifically on Connelly playing Bettie Page in The Rocketeer. She’s got a Bettie Page haircut and figure. Her outfit and pose are lifted from the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man comics, as drawn by the great John Romita Sr.:
So it’s kind of a triple nerd dream going on here.
Yes, this is the kind of body Madblood would design. I like how innocently delighted with Lovelace he is, though. He’s clearly been waiting on pins and needles for a third party to whom to show off his handiwork.
The best part of this strip is Dave being weirded out in the third panel. Sorry, Dave. It’s an awkward social situation.
This strip is very silly and was basically written to advance the plot. On the other hand, I drew a pretty damn good cot in a boiler room.
Lovelace is very cute in the first panel. Poor Lovelace.
This is the strip where I explain the premise of the storyline! It’s important later on. Sort of.
The table with the little gears on it is inspired by an amazing stainless-steel dinner table that used to be in the window of an antique store in my old neighborhood. Oh, I wanted that table so bad. I still do, even though the table vanished from the window years ago and the store itself is out of business. Sigh.